John Carpenter: Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

John Carpenter: Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998

By Chris Conaton

Anthology includes a lot of interesting, really good pieces. But the ones that aren't call direct attention to Carpenter's limitations as a musician. 24 Oct 2017 // 2:30 AM

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