Craving the ‘Stranger Things’ Soundtrack? Try This Nostalgic Mixtape
Of the many merits of Netflix's nostalgia-inducing supernatural hit series Stranger Things — from the stellar child acting (Eleven forever) to the welcome mainstream comeback of Winona Ryder to the spot-on cinematographic and thematic homages to '80s sci-fi/horror, recalling everything from Alien to Poltergeist to Firestarter — the series' suspenseful, synth-filled soundtrack is one of its more subtle victories.
Mercifully, the creators of Stranger Things confirmed last week on the show's official Facebook page that an official soundtrack is on the way. And while there's no set release date just yet, there is this: an unofficial Stranger Things mixtape, courtesy of the UK's DJ Yoda.
Aside from featuring the show's eerie opening theme, the mix incorporates tons of dialogue from the show ("Fireball him!"), as well as fitting hits from the time period and tracks likely included on one of Jonathan Byers' own cool-older-brother mixtapes for Will, including Toto's "Africa," Dolly Parton's "The Bargain Store," Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night," Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" and Johnny Thunders' "Can't Seem to Make You Mine." It's more than enough to tide us over until the OST arrives.
String up some Christmas lights, break out the Dungeons & Dragons and have a listen to the Stranger Things mixtape top. Barb, no doubt, is twerking it out to this stellar set in the Upside Down right at this very moment.
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