30 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s original score to Stranger Things sets the series’ eerie tone, pitch-perfect musical selections round out the retro scene-setting. New Order’s haunting synth-and-guitar epic “Elegia” recalls New Wave at its most bittersweet; The Bangles’ “Hazy Shade of Winter” neatly captures the overarching mood of suburban unease; and Toto’s “Africa” is a yacht-rock flashback whose sunny harmonies cleverly contrast with the show’s overcast mood. It’s like intercepting a radio broadcast beamed to us from deep in the ‘80s.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s original score to Stranger Things sets the series’ eerie tone, pitch-perfect musical selections round out the retro scene-setting. New Order’s haunting synth-and-guitar epic “Elegia” recalls New Wave at its most bittersweet; The Bangles’ “Hazy Shade of Winter” neatly captures the overarching mood of suburban unease; and Toto’s “Africa” is a yacht-rock flashback whose sunny harmonies cleverly contrast with the show’s overcast mood. It’s like intercepting a radio broadcast beamed to us from deep in the ‘80s.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

MbananaC ,

Stranger things❤️❤️❤️

STRANGER THINGS ROCKS!!! I love this show so much and can't believe I have to wait a whole year for season three to come out!!😱😵!! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is I don't understand why there are little snippets of lines in here. Other than that coool!!❤️

The from me ,

#justicefoermews

LOVE IT #JUSTICEFORMEWS 🧡🧡💛💙❤️💚

*jymee_dakis* ,

Good Buy

It's a really solid soundtrack for one of the best shows out. Whoever curates the music is a genius. 80s music can be pretty cheesy sometimes but this is a good mix, and for me to not be old enough to truly appreciate the nostalgia I give it a solid 4/5. I own the physical copy I picked up at Target and it's in my car CD right now. Good stuff and released at the perfect time of year.