There's never been a better time to be a fantasy nerd. As Game of Thrones wraps up its sixth season, take some time to appreciate the grand tradition of music in the fantasy stories we love. Music nerds have a lot to love in fantasy franchises. Whether it's the instantly iconic masterpiece of the Game of Thrones opening, or the genius interplay of leitmotifs throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the fantasy genre is full of music that lives up to the name "fantastic".
This playlist, from Spotify user Tyler Ash, compiles some of the greatest fantasy soundtracks from shows, movies and games like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Fable, Dragon Age, Witcher and Dungeons and Dragons. Turn on shuffle mode and let it play through the weekend as you get ready for George R.R. Martin to break your heart yet again.
Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we'll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!