Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:20 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
“Stranger Things,” Netflix’s sci-fi success story, hit the zeitgeist last year with the force of an invisible telekinetic blast from a psychic pre-teen on the run from government operatives. It did this by unabashedly culling references from 1980s pop culture, repurposing the pulpy horror tropes of the era into a story that resonated with a contemporary audience. There’s nothing wrong with “style over substance” as a guiding aesthetic for a series like this; when done well, that sense of surface-level nostalgia can help create a world that feels both familiar and intriguing. With music, however, the same effect can be trickier to pull off. More often than not, when artists wholesale copy well-known motifs and themes, you’re left with an empty pastiche or an uninspired facsimile of a better musician.