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At this point, it’s no secret HBO’s Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman-helmed Big Little Lies is perhaps the best thing to come so far in 2017. Not only is the acting some of the best we’ve ever seen on television (or in film, for that matter – Kidman, Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley all give some of the strongest performances of their respective careers), but the directing and editing is sublime, the writing exquisitely paced, and the scenery positively pornographic. But there’s one aspect of this show everyone is talking about that we hadn’t had any expectation of going into viewing: the music.
Music plays not only a crucial role in the plot, accenting some of the show’s most poignant scenes (not that any of them aren’t poignant) with a fluidity and subtlety that’s positively breathtaking. What’s more, the music is often actually playing in the scene, thanks to our new fave DJ, Ms. Chloe Mackenzie.
Because of our obsession, we’ve put together 20 of our favorite new discoveries (OK, some of them are forgotten classics) from the show into one powerful playlist, for your enjoyment: