People dismiss the claims that video games are an artform, but those people are dead wrong. As a part of new media, the gaming industry pushes creativity and interactivity to new heights, transporting players to other dimensions, letting them explore and learn about environments and atmospheres they could never have dreamt of previously - and a big part of that immersion stems from the music.
So who better to craft a video game soundtrack than a modern pop musician, right? Since video game music made the jump to lightspeed out of the 8-bit dark ages musicians have been helping out in the development of soundtracking, for better and worse.
Here are 9 video games with musician curated and contributed soundtracks.