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  • Summary: The follow-up to the horror filmmaker's non-soundtrack release features more electric and acoustic guitars.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 22, 2016
    80
    With Lost Themes II, John Carpenter and band have delivered an album that not only stands up to its predecessor, but surpasses it. In addition to eerie atmospherics, the album is laden with addictive grooves, and feels sharper.
  2. Apr 4, 2016
    80
    The unashamedly 80s aesthetic--which hallmarked the first Lost Themes--is pleasingly and emphatically recurrent on the second.
  3. The Wire
    May 9, 2016
    70
    An album of authentic 80s nostalgia that followers of the filmmaker's canon are bound to treasure. [May 2016, p.46]
  4. Apr 14, 2016
    60
    Disarmingly pretty tunes provide innocuous preludes to creeping aural dread and the best tracks conjure up movies in your head, with White Pulse and Dark Blues in particular conjuring imaginary terrors.
  5. Apr 20, 2016
    60
    This album works best when those ideas are allowed to flourish and persist. When the arrangements get too embellished and full, they veer too far away from what makes Carpenter’s economical gestures so enduring, relying too heavily on virtuosity for comfort.
  6. Apr 19, 2016
    60
    The band element is Carpenter's saving grace and is hopefully a sign of what's to come, as the potential for this project remains enticing.
  7. May 4, 2016
    50
    Lost Themes II isn’t the monster transfigured. It’s an echo chamber for the transforming horror to howl in.

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  1. Jun 12, 2016
    9
    Along with the first album "Lost Themes II" manages to bring to life the sound of the 80's horror/sci-fi soundtrack. Totally engaging andAlong with the first album "Lost Themes II" manages to bring to life the sound of the 80's horror/sci-fi soundtrack. Totally engaging and riveting stuff. Expand