I like Crush 40, but I don't know if I'd call Sonic a great franchise with the state that it's been in since Heroes and Shadow. The music on its own may still hold up, but the series as a whole seems to have gone downhill after Sonic Adventure 2- at least on the home consoles, in my opinion since I haven't played Unleashed.
Here is something for your Zelda group
It is just a text document and if you start a discussion and just copy and paste it into the area you will be pleasantly surprised maybe.
Enjoy :) The legend of Neil episodes 1 through 6.txt