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Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

John Carpenter

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

Third album from the director/composer, a collection of his most seminal film themes newly recorded by the director with his son, Cody Carpenter, and his godson, Daniel Davies

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  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    For the first time in decades, we’re seeing the guy do something that oozes with passion — making music with his family
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  2. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Not merely a greatest-hits set, but a vivid set of haunting, bleakly atmospheric music
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  3. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A strong package from the Master of Horror himself. Guaranteed to make you want to watch the films this Halloween
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A true auteur, Carpenter’s every move works perfectly within his wider catalogue, and this anthology is no exception
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  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    This collection of re-recorded themes confirms his keen attention to mood and tonal colour
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A fine introduction to John Carpenter the musician for newbies, and a welcome re-visit for longtime fans
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    As an encapsulation of what John Carpenter does so well, it’s absolutely perfect
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  8. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    As far as a John Carpenter "Greatest Hits" album goes, it's not going to get better than this
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  9. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A fine summation of a unique talent, one who has managed to perfectly meld both sound and vision into a cohesive whole for decades
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  10. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    There are many incredibly evocative moments here
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  11. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    For someone who considers his soundtracks an afterthought, it’s incredible how much these simple sounds can change the whole feel of a film
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  12. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    A catchy but fairly monotone instrumental synth-rock record
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  13. 6.0 |   Clash

    All this does is reassert the effortless, enduring power of those original pieces; find the originals and save your pennies for the forthcoming Carpenter tour
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