SoundRadar Episode 3 - Best soundtracks of 2011

Welcome to episode 3 of SoundRadar! 2011 is almost over, so we decided to take this opportunity and look back on some of our favorite musical moments. It's been an excellent year and there's no shortage of amazing soundtracks to go over. So come have a listen, let us know what you think, share your favorite soundtrack and answer the trivia question below if you're interested in winning a copy of the soundtrack for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

The Hosts

The Content

Find out why Cooper insists on defending Bastion all the time and why Sophia loves To the Moon so much. We already know that Charlie loves Batman: Arkham City but there's more to the game than just cool gadgets and swinging around in a batsuit. Henry comes to represents a couple of overlooked games like Shadows of the Damned and El Shaddai. Forgot about those? Well we're here to remind you why you should play the game - or at least listen to the music.

Trivia Question

What is the track name of the intro tune you hear on this week's podcast? Leave your answers below for a chance to win. (US only)

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Post date: December 15, 2011
SoundRadar length: 00:45:41
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  • Narte - January 13, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    Argh this podcast had one of my random pet peeves- when someone says that Halo's soundtrack has random chanting in it for no reason. It's not random at all! Didn't anyone ever pay attention to the fact that the enemies in the Halo games are a zealous collective of species called the covenant? I had a friend who is a musician and a music major in college and he was like "man I love the Halo theme, but why is their chanting in it lol". Marty is a great composer, and he does everything deliberately in his scores. But on another note, I was listening to the Halo 1 soundtrack after playing anniversary and thought to myself, "wow, Halo didn't deserve a soundtrack this good when it first came out." Don't get me wrong, Halo turned out to be one of if not the best game on the original XBOX but before it even came out, we knew nothing of how great it would be. But the soundtrack is just phenomenal, especially for the first entry in a new IP on a new platform that was being shunned by the critics pre-release. It's amazing that such an awesome soundtrack was put into it when the 3rd and 4th entries in other popular game licenses often contain bland, unmemorable scores that try to sound like generic hollywood music.
  • DHokat - December 21, 2011 6:26 a.m.

    I absolutely adored Bastion and I got to watch a friend broadcast To The Moon and it was Amazing! Song is "And Away We Go"
  • brianosaurusrex - December 17, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    And Away We Go is the track name of the intro tune; it's from the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition Soundtrack
  • miningguyx360 - December 16, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    Man, I can't keep up with all of these podcasts. You guys should have a single subscription iTunes.
  • BarbwireTino - December 16, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    The song was "And Away we Go". I thought the Skyrim soundtrack was awesome!
  • CancerMan - December 16, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    I just have to check out Bastion and To the Moon. The song is "And Away we Go".
  • Y2Ken - December 16, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    I adore the Bastion soundtrack. There's been a lot of phenomenal sountracks this year, for me the Uncharted theme has had a special place ever since the first game came out too.
  • Cenobite85 - December 15, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    Song is Away we Go. As for my favorite soundtrack from this year Human Revolution and Baston were my favorites.
  • garnsr - December 15, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    I'm not nearly as interested in listening to modern games' music as I am in listening to the classic stuff on VGmpire, but I'll try this one out, for the guests, who I enjoy on other podcasts. Maybe it'll hook me on this one.
  • Muuurgh - December 15, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    Good episode. I've heard nice things about "To the Moon" and am even more interested in checking it out now. What I enjoyed most, though, was listening to the comments on "Bastion." I did a review of the soundtrack without having played it on my blog, if any of you are interested in checking it out:
  • ShowMeYourKitties - December 15, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    I just played through "to the moon" off of your guys' recommendation... Wow, that was beautiful. Its such a shame that I'll likely never know someone who has played it. But honestly, thank you soundradar
  • seanmcirish - December 15, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution OST - Michael McCann - And Away We Go
  • 510BrotherPanda - December 15, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    I liked Ghost Trick, Patapon 3 and Portal 2's soundtracks this year.
  • kiing8kong6 - December 15, 2011 3:22 p.m.

    I thought the opening theme sounded like one in crysis but it's been awhile since ive played the game.
  • TURbo - December 15, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution Soundtrack - 6. And Away We Go
  • camilo-hache - December 15, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    And Pixeljunk Shooter 2, of course.
  • camilo-hache - December 15, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    My two favorite soundtracks from these year are the ones from Rayman Origins and Killzone 3
  • BladedFalcon - December 15, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    Yay sound radar! And Sophia didn't lie when she said this episode would be different! ^^ Can't wait to give it a listen! :3
  • lilspooky - December 15, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    I love how GR is branching out and adding more podcast. However UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE! Update RSS feeds to include soundradar and newsradar. (yes, shocking, some people dont use itunes!) Add easy to find links to the feeds. Add links on the top nav bar also.
  • Pytor - December 15, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    Uh yeah, the song is titled "And Away We Go", composed by Michael McCann, from the aforementioned Deus Ex: Human Revolution, published by Square Enix, developed by Eidos Montreal. It's track 23 on the soundtrack... DE:HR is my 4th favorite soundtrack of the year, with ilomilo, Bastion and Skyrim ahead of it, 3, 2, 1. I can has prize?

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