I wrote a story a few weeks ago, about how video game music had been discriminated against in the UK charts, but in that story I also pointed out that Classic FM have embraced the medium and accepted it as works that are as artistically valuable as any other classically composed music they recognise. Well, they've gone above and beyond now, including it in their album of the year list for 2012!
Joining such works as Vivaldi's Four Seasons, The Beethoven Journey and The Hobbit's Official Soundtrack, it really brings the album a credibility beyond its staggering commercial success. The album made 13th on the list, no small feat, and the radio station will be having another show dedicated to video game music a week from today, on Saturday the 29th December at 5pm.
Tune in and enjoy, for music from the hobby we love, and show your love to Classic FM, leading the charge where so many have turned up their noses. 2013 will see this medium grow like never before, it's going to be great.
Hearing songs like this on the radio is actually kind of exhilarating. Be sure to tune in next week!