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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:02 AM
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OK, I get the gist of promoting VGM but... does Aerith's Theme really deserve a place next to the classics? Is its likelihood for grabbing votes a good reason to champion it over far superior orchestral work from the genre? Sugiyama? Tanaka? Kanno? Hamauzu?

I guess what I'm saying is... what's the message we want to send? "Look, video game music is popular too!" or "Hey, listen to this great piece of music!"

You're asking for my vote, but haven't given me a convincing reason to give it to you. If I were to take the vote seriously (and perhaps I shouldn't) and were being honest with myself, I would put hundreds and hundreds of pieces before Aerith's Theme.

Mind you, this is coming from someone who is especially enthusiastic about game music, and especially quality orchestral music which is perhaps the rarest genre of truly "quality" material from the field of VGM. Heck, a lot of my orchestral picks from VGM that really do belong on a list like this (or at least deserve a nod) wouldn't even qualify because they're not performed live.
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