I've spent a lot of time ... and I mean a LOT of time ... listening to Zelda music. My background as a musician causes me to think critically about some of the elements that make up the presentation, and from time to time I offer analysis of the Zelda soundtracks.
Groundbreaking for its time, and the ripples are still being felt today.
The under-appreciated entry of the series for years. It was started a pattern of every other Zelda game having a different composer.
Koji Kondo returned for another Zelda soundtrack that even today influences the series heavily.
Link's Awakening milked every drop of power from the Game Boy system, and many of the vast amount of tunes are memorable.
Koji Kondo was back, providing a full score to the first 64-bit entry of the Zelda series.
Majora's Mask had a very broad and very deep soundtrack, one that came from the Ocarina of Time game but also stood well on its own.