Plays The Music of Twin Peaks

Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music of Twin Peaks
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Based on 6 reviews
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Based on 147 ratings
2016 Ratings: #30
April 16, 2016 / Release Date
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Polyvinyl, Bella Union / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Under The Radar

This is a terrific and ambitious mining of a rich creative world that returns with gold. 

77
Pitchfork

Xiu Xiu's tribute to the music of Twin Peaks is one of their most haunting and beautiful LPs in years.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks is a dense album that seems at its best when it sticks to Badalamenti’s template, filling up nostalgia for the show with acoustic intimacy and emotional affect.

scott96k
88
You know, this is - excuse me - a damn fine album. I've listened to I can't tell you how many albums in my life and this, this is one of the best. Now I'd like two eggs over hard. I know, don't tell me, it's hard on the arteries, but old habits die hard, just about as hard as I want those eggs.
EMR
83
Xiu Xiu does it again. The band brings their usual deranged and highly eccentric style to reimagine the genius Twin Peaks soundtrack composed by the amazing Angelo Badalamenti. By announcing it, it wouldn't be a surprise to see many listeners getting suspicious about the quality of the project, since the original soundtrack is such a marvelous piece of music. Even so, Jamie Stewart and his ladies managed to craft quite the consistently terrifying and powerful sonic experience with their ... read more
amygoodall
84
good
TheRootBoy
85
Never watched Twin Peaks, so can't relate. Damn good music here though.
MrMclainy
95
I almost enjoy this interpretation more than Angelo’s original score. Is that blasphemous and fucked up or what?
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#6/The Needle Drop
#66/Under the Radar
#71/Earbuddy

Track List

  1. Laura Palmer's Theme
  2. Into The Night
  3. Audrey's Dance
  4. Packard's Vibration
  5. Nightsea Wind
  6. Blue Frank / Pink Room
  7. Sycamore Tree
  8. Harold's Theme
  9. Dance Of The Dream Man
  10. Falling
  11. Love Theme Farewell
  12. Josie's Past
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