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  • Summary: The experimental band's cover versions of the music from the TV show Twin Peaks was originally commissioned for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art's David Lynch exhibit and was released on Record Store Day.
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  1. Apr 22, 2016
    80
    A respect for the original material is clear throughout, and the emotional power of Badalamenti's tunes is identified and played up wonderfully.
  2. Apr 22, 2016
    80
    At long last, this is a terrific and ambitious mining of a rich creative world that returns with gold.
  3. Apr 22, 2016
    77
    In evoking Lynch and Badalamenti, Xiu Xiu have made one of their most beautiful and listenable albums, one that highlights everything the band does well while shaving down the rough edges that often turn away foes and friends alike.
  4. Apr 22, 2016
    70
    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.
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  1. Jul 1, 2016
    10
    Wow, haven't been blown away like this by an album in some time. Definitely my kind of music, there's not much to say this album in my opinionWow, haven't been blown away like this by an album in some time. Definitely my kind of music, there's not much to say this album in my opinion is just simply a Masterpiece. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2017
    8
    An even more theatrical, chaotic and haunting take on an already perfect soundtrack. Initially I thought covering or "remaking" AngeloAn even more theatrical, chaotic and haunting take on an already perfect soundtrack. Initially I thought covering or "remaking" Angelo Badalamenti's beautiful score would be pointless, but i was proved wrong. Xiu Xiu manages to take the source material in a different, much darker direction, that reminded me of Akira Yamaoka's style in his Silent Hill scores. I still prefer the original, but this cover is truly a worthwhile rendition and listen. Expand