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 281 ratings
2016 Ratings: #31
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Under The Radar

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


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

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.

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.
Xiu Xiu’s interpretation of the Twin Peaks soundtrack brings out the horrific and surreal elements of the show in a way that feels fresh and creative, while also staying faithful to the source material. No doubt, Jamie takes many liberties with his interpretations of these compositions, however he does so in a tasteful way and the bountiful experimentation doesn’t take away from the core of these songs.

One big difference between this and the original are the song lengths. The ... read more
LasagnaZissou Review #107

Xiu Xiu is a group that feels like there's a lot of talent involved, however most of the time it feels like they're not reaching the heights they potentially could. There was an almost 10 year period before this record where the group seemed to just be making "fine" music for the most part and not leaving much of a mark in regards to their experimentation. However their 2014 record Angel Guts: Red Classroom started showing a return to greatness for this band ... read more
A fantastic love letter to a classic soundtrack. Xiu Xiu perfectly capture the tragic and eerie vibe of the original score whilst still adding their own charm to it to make this version their own. Even if you aren't a Twin Peaks fan I would still recommend hearing this as it is a fantastic ambient record from Xiu Xiu.

Best Track: Laura Palmer's Theme
Worst Track: Sycamore Tree
If I can remember to pause before the last track, this album would be even more amazing.
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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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Added on: March 9, 2016