- Stranger Things, Vol 1

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things, Vol 1
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 7 reviews
USER SCORE
81
Based on
49 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Consequence of Sound

While certainly many will picture the ordeals of Mike, Nancy, and Chief Hopper while listening, this is music that also stands on its own, a work by turns eerie and sparse, but also tinged in the warm nostalgia of bike rides at dusk and the loyalty of friends. The score is ultimately more than a mood. It’s a world unto itself.

90
Drowned in Sound

It is truly possible to just get lost in the Stranger Things universe through it's soundtrack, whether you have the visuals to back it up or not.

90
AllMusic

While the show itself is clear about its influences, its soundtrack manages to do this too, while ultimately culminating as an in-depth and invigorating piece of atmospheric electronic music.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

Evocative, thrilling, and dynamic, it’s everything you could possibly want from a TV score. On its own, it’s one of the most refreshingly forward-thinking electronic releases of the year, even if the tracklist could use some cleaning up.

80
Pitchfork

The canvas they paint on is remarkably spare and restrained: At any given point, it feels as if there are only a handful of sounds in the stereo field, and what at first comes off as a limited range slowly reveals itself as the opposite.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Removed from the narrative of the series itself, every emotion is given the space to take its own form – and the result is as mysteriously powerful as the world that it hails from.

72
Resident Advisor

Even with sounds inextricably linked to the late '70s and early '80s, this music tells its story with character, poise and a fresh perspective.

scott96k
82
Luv everything about this series which obviously includes the incredible soundtrack
theRoids
88
Holy shit this album. Some of the most glorious retro synths I've heard since the Blood Dragon soundtrack, combined with some of the darkest, moodiest atmosphere I've heard in a long time. Add on top of that the emotions tied to the songs because of the scenes they correlate with in the show, this is one of the best albums I've heard all year. Also, the Prophet VS is a beast.
85
Don't think I've ever bought a TV soundtrack. Stranger Things will definitely make consider doing so more in the future. Really enjoy this!
85
They need to get Kurt Feldman from the Ice Choir to make a couple of tracks for this show. He knows how to remake the sound of the 1980s (and to compose excellently)
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DETAILS

August 12, 2016 / Release Date
Score / Format
Synthwave / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
AllMusic
# 20 - Consequence of Sound
# 35 - FACT
# 12 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 13 - Norman Records
# 47 - Rolling Stone
Track List
  1. Stranger Things 
  2. Kids 
  3. Nancy and Barb 
  4. This Isn’t You 
  5. Lay-Z-Boy 
  6. Friendship 
  7. Eleven 
  8. A Kiss 
  9. Castle Beyers 
  10. Hawkins 
  11. The Upside Down 
  12. After Sarah 
  13. One Blink For Yes 
  14. Photos in the Woods 
  15. Fresh Blood 
  16. Lamps 
  17. Hallucinations 
  18. Hanging Lights 
  19. Biking to School 
  20. Are You Sure? 
  21. Agents 
  22. Papa 
  23. Cops Are Good at Finding 
  24. No Weapons 
  25. Walking Through the Nether 
  26. She’ll Kill You 
  27. Run Away 
  28. No Autopsy 
  29. Dispatch 
  30. Joyce and Lonnie Fighting 
  31. Lights Out 
  32. Hazmat Suits 
  33. Theoretically 
  34. You Can Talk to Me 
  35. What Else Is There to Do? 
  36. Hawkins Lab
Contributions By
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Added on: August 11, 2016