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Suspira OST

Thom Yorke

Suspira OST

Original score by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, including 5 original songs soundtracking the remake of Dario Argento’s cult classic directed by Luca Guadagnino

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
XL Recordings
UK Release date
26/10/2018
US Release date
26/10/2018
  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    An album that is, by turns, melancholy and unsettling, tragic and nightmarish, unfolding with a creeping narrative dread. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   Crack

    These are pieces of music at once as crushing as they are uplifting, perfect accompaniments to their cinematic partners but capable, too, of transcending them as works of art, becoming something else entirely
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  3. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A diverse collection of twists and turns through rock balladry, synthesizer soundscapes and ghostly choral music
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  4. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    It’s big and gaudy and abrasive; it’s lushly textured and symphonic; it’s Yorke’s best solo album, assuming you are into the idea of 80 minutes of Amnesiac B-sides and analog dark ambient
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  5. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Luca Guadagnino’s remake of a horror classic features Yorke tackling a broader range of styles and ideas than any of his previous solo work, and all of them shine
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    At its best you're reminded of Yorke's eminent skill: a fluency in dark, otherworldly romance that makes the alien sound familiar. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Thom Yorke's Suspiria might not be to everyone's taste - but it feels enough, for now. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    He’s clearly thrived from the pressure and expectation, creating something truly exceptional
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  9. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It’s an intriguing sideways swerve for Yorke, who’s still finding new ways to unsettle and delight listeners after all these years as one of rock’s greatest ever late-night spooks
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  10. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Suspiria is not all creepy instrumentals. A handful of tracks stand out, and are among Yorke’s best solo work
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  11. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It is by turns unsettling, disturbing and flat-out terrifying. However, it also has moments of extreme beauty
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Uneasy beauty
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  13. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A haunting, at times beautiful double album that finds Thom Yorke widening his songwriting horizons
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  14. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It achieves the toughest task for a soundtrack - to maintain interest independent of the images it was built to accompany and accentuate - with impressive ease
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  15. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Radiohead frontman offers a competent score with several flashes of brilliance
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  16. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Like most music composed for cinema, it suffers without the images, sound that exists to enhance is often lacking when left alone. It doesn't lack anywhere near as much as most scores do though, suggesting Yorke might match his bandmate after all
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  17. 7.0 |   All Music

    Radiohead frontman's deeply unnerving soundtrack to the 2018 cult horror film remake
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  18. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    While this record has a lot of appeal for Radiohead fans, the more song-oriented material never feels out of place from the creepier passages
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  19. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Despite its supernatural setting and modern day political commentary, you get the sense that Yorke remains hopeful amongst the darkness
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  20. 6.0 |   The Music

    It’s a lattice of semi-irrelevant ambience and isolated SFX that gives 'Suspiria' a disconcerting feeling like it's the ghost of Radiohead rattling chains on a haunted house tour
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  21. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Nape-prickling soundtrack sits in the shadows
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  22. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A long, testing and impressive experience
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