I'm with you all on this, good music might not always save a bad game, *cough sonic 06 cough.*
But it really does help with whatever atmosphere and emotions you might be going to try to instill in the player, and make what is poignantly designed to strike a certain way hit the target.
Plus, I tend to remember games more for thier music, especially because it can encapsulate so much of the experience in just a few notes, let alone an entire theme song. (halo: combat evoled's vocals of a somber choir for the main theme come to mind.)
And who doesn't enjoy rocking out to rocking music when it's appropriate?! XD
So for all of that, I want to create a "Video Game Music Appreciation" thread. Simply bringing up what we enjoy so much about certain tunes might inspire a few hopeful artists here and there, it would certainly make a good start for actual discussion on the manner.
And since I have no idea how to contribute to the community forum's development other then being a nice community member, making a new topic that hopefully lots of people get into is all I can do.
But the big question is still figuring out where it should go.....?