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 230 ratings
2016 Ratings: #40
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April 16, 2016 / Release Date
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Polyvinyl, Bella Union / Label
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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.

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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.

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
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.
If I can remember to pause before the last track, this album would be even more amazing.
I woke up today thinking I was going to be alright, then I listened to Xiu Xiu and wasn't.
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
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Added on: March 9, 2016