When the first season of HBO’s Westworld concluded earlier this month, it solidified its status as one of 2016’s standout new shows. Created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and based on the 1973 film by Michael Crichton, Westworld excelled at melding a twisting, mysterious narrative with stunning visuals and intriguing characters and swiftly broke network records for a debut season.
One significant ingredient that contributed to the show’s huge success is without doubt the superb use of music throughout. From the hauntingly epic opening theme song to the saloon piano playing contemporary songs such as Radiohead’s ‘No Surprises’ and ‘Black Hole Sun’ by Soundgarden, composer Ramin Djawadi did a wonderful job of setting the mood for the entire series and provided the show with a number of musical anachronisms that heightened Westworld‘s sense of mystery.
As a loving tribute to the show’s now-iconic …
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