I admit that I like game music more than most people. For me, it conjures up a sense of nostalgia; it helps me relive the feeling of playing the game, usually while I'm making the otherwise dreadful commute to work. Rarely do I enjoy listening to soundtracks for games I haven't played; however, thanks to a podcast called The Sound Test, this is changing.
The Sound Test, hosted by 1UP.com's Ray Barnholt, highlights the best of game music both new and old. Often, you will hear amazing tracks from obscure or overlooked games, mixed with just the right amount of more familiar music. For example, the most recent episode — which I believe is the best yet — pairs the bombastic a capella of The Neverhood with the mellow trance of Rez. If you have any interest in game music at all, I urge you to check it out.
The Sound Test Homepage
6/20/2010 Episode (MP3)