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Host Emily Reese takes an in-depth listen to video game music and talks with the people who make it. Read more about Emily and the story behind Top Score.

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Recent Episodes

  • Jesper Kyd at Minnesota Public Radio Headquarters
    Composer Jesper Kyd visited MPR headquarters in November for Top Score's first live event. Check out the audio and video from the night!January 31, 2012
  • 8- and 16-Bit Music on Top Score
    Host of The Legacy Music Hour podcast, Brent Weinbach, joins Top Score to talk about his passion for the 8- and 16-bit era of video game music.January 17, 2012
  • Inon Zur talks about Lord of the Rings: War in the North on Top Score
    Inon Zur returns to Top Score from Classical MPR to talk about his new score to Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Enter the drawing for a chance to win the Xbox version of Lord of the Rings -- War of the North, plus the original game soundtrack by Inon Zur.December 19, 2011
  • Jesper Kyd Talks Assassin's Creed on Top Score
    Composer Jesper Kyd has written music for all four games in the Assassin's Creed series. Hear him talk about the experience in the new episode of Top Score from Classical MPR.December 7, 2011
  • Top Score Event with Jesper Kyd
    Top Score welcomed composer Jesper Kyd to talk about his latest game release at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. Stay tuned for the full episode recorded live at the event.November 18, 2011
  • Greg Edmonson and Uncharted 3 on Top Score
    Greg Edmonson talks about his music for the Uncharted trilogy on Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.November 17, 2011
  • Brian Tyler Talks Modern Warfare 3 on Top Score
    Brian Tyler talks about his score for one of the most anticipated games of the year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the new episode of Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.November 3, 2011
  • Bear McCreary on Top Score
    Composer Bear McCreary is our guest on Top Score this week from Classical MPR. I first became interested in his music through my adoration of the relaunched "Battlestar Galactica" series on SyFy. Lucky for me, Bear also scored two video games. Capcom's "Dark Void" from 2010, and Sony's "SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs."October 19, 2011
  • Tom Salta on Top Score
    Composer Tom Salta applied a multifaceted musical background to create an immersive and highly interactive soundtrack for Eric Chahi's new game, "From Dust."October 5, 2011
  • Boris Salchow's Music for Resistance 3 on Top Score
    The latest installment of Top Score features an interview with Boris Salchow, who composed the score for the recently released sci-fi shooter "Resistance 3."September 20, 2011