The Best Game Music of 2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is perhaps the most compelling argument yet for "Video Game as Concert Piece." As a game, it is a smartly designed interlocking series of puzzles, an ever-more-complex world filled with hidden secrets and challenging combat that unfolds with a uniquely Zelda-y sense of joyous… » 12/23/11 2:00pm 12/23/11 2:00pm

Even Birds Can Get the Super Mario Theme Stuck in Their Heads

Koji Kondo created an earworm of epic proportions when he wrote the theme music for Super Mario Brothers more than 20 years ago. The tune's become one of the most recognizable pop culture jingles of the last 40 years, to the point where tropical birds feel the need to sing it out loud. The feathered soloist could use… » 12/22/11 4:40pm 12/22/11 4:40pm