Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
User Score
Based on 114 ratings
2017 Ratings: #147
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August 11, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

It’s an exhilarating addition to his oeuvre, and could legitimately be understood as a logical successor to Garden of Delete.

83
A.V. Club

Hopefully Good Time is just the start of more filmmakers making use of him—whatever name he wants to do it under.

80
Exclaim!

There's no doubt Good Time OST absolutely sounds like a movie score, but every single track here stands on its own, providing an intensely emotional punch to the gut.

80
The Guardian
Divorcing film scores from their visual cues can feel alienating and pointless, and on initial listens it’s hard to stop wondering what those cues might be. But by garbling snatches of film dialogue, Lopatin starts to create a sense of this being a separate psychological thriller, and dedicated headphone immersion proves thrilling.
80
Drowned in Sound

With Good Time freed from the need of such conventions as identifiable ‘singles’, Lopatin has allowed himself to engulf characters all the more wholly, as made possible by a distinct narrative.

80
AllMusic

It's easy to hear why Good Time won an award before the film was even in wide release: The way Oneohtrix Point Never's score bridges character, setting, and mood offers much more than a passive backdrop.

80
Crack Magazine
Listen to the OST without the film, and Lopatin’s music still stands up as a spellbinding record.
80
Resident Advisor

His skills have caught up with his ambition.

80
PopMatters

While there is little on the Good Time soundtrack that explores unknown territory for Oneohtrix Point Never, the album presents an accessibility and scale that Lopatin has only previously been working toward.

77
Pitchfork

Daniel Lopatin accentuates the Safdie Brothers’ character studies with his hyper-real music. Instead of pursuing moments of trance-like calm or humor, here he metes out anxiety measure by measure.

75
The 405

The most exciting thing about the soundtrack for Good Time is just how kinetic it is. Lopatin is far from the first person to make a futuristic-sounding soundtrack based around vintage synthesizers, but the way he layers and produces them gives them a tangible feeling of urgency and paranoia throughout.

60
The Skinny

Good Time is like an 0PN greatest hits collection, displaying all of Lopatin’s compositional depth and cheek.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

Lacking the singularly textual and conceptual punch of his recent work, it’s both a practice in versatility and a sign that there’s still something of an enigma to Oneohtrix Point Never after all these years.

AndreVital
91
My favorite movie soundtrack of all time.
This encapsulates the relentless, nightmarish and stressful energy that the film exudes.
FUCK. This is sooo good.
amygoodall
70
Dnalel Lopatin Is A Gdo ALmong Men And I would Do Anything For Him

it's peak Stan hours, boys
EntryIncomplete
85
Killer soundtrack to a killer movie. It has that grungy, aggressive GOD feel which obviously suits the stressful narrative of the movie, and like most great soundtracks it doesn't feel overly bound to its intended media. To me it almost sounds like a Oneohtrix album tweaked and twisted into a cohesive soundtrack format, and I mean that in the best way possible. The Pure and the Damned deserves mentioning as well because I firmly believe it's one of the best songs, let alone ballads, ever ... read more
Apphex
83
✪✪✪✪ - very good
Hummus
100
Today I'm going over one of my favorite scores of all time for one of my favorite films of all time, Good Time. Now, before I go over the score, I have a quick request for you. Please! Do yourself a favor and watch Good Time! Seriously, it is one of the most overlooked films of the past decade, which is a shame because I'd also consider it to be one of the best. It's directed by the same guys who made Uncut Gems (another fantastic film), so if you enjoyed that film, you'll most likely enjoy ... read more
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Added on: June 9, 2017