The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite soundtrack and score releases of 2010. Great film and television music came from all genres and composers, some expected (Danny Elfman's mischievous work on Alice in Wonderland, Hans Zimmer's clever Inception score) and some less so (Daft Punk's restrained orchestral cues for Tron: Legacy). Video game scores continue to come into their own, and Anamanaguchi's vibrant 8-bit score for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Video Game was one of the most creative examples of this. Finally, a tip of the hat to Michael Giacchino, who pulled double duty with his eerie yet emotive score for the Let the Right One In remake Let Me In and the epic music to Lost's final season.

Jeff Richmond -- 30 Rock [Special Collector's Edition]
Danny Elfman -- Alice in Wonderland [Original Score]
Clint Mansell -- Black Swan
Original Soundtrack -- Country Strong
Original Soundtrack -- Get Him to the Greek
James Murphy -- Greenberg
Alexandre Desplat -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
John Adams -- I Am Love
Hans Zimmer -- Inception
Original Soundtrack -- The Kids are All Right
Michael Giacchino -- Let Me In
Michael Giacchino -- Lost: The Final Season
Anamanaguchi -- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Video Game
Original Soundtrack -- Shutter Island [Music from the Motion Picture]
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross -- The Social Network
Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy
Original Soundtrack -- True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 2
Carter Burwell -- True Grit
Original Soundtrack -- Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Original Soundtrack -- Winter's Bone