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Review Of "Stranger Things 4" And The Tribute To Eighties Hits

On July 1, Netflix premiered the second volume of the fourth season of 'Stranger Things', which, like the first volume, revisited musical classics that have given people something to talk about again. This is our review of Stranger Things 4.

Still from the series 'Stranger Things 4'

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The Duffer brothers have satisfied the followers of 'Stranger Things' with a new season that left many things resolved, although the most important ones remain unresolved. These doubts hope to be solved in what will be the fifth and final season.

For the fourth season of 'Stranger Things'  takes place six months after the battle of Starcourt that left the town of Hawkins in tatters. The friends of 'Eleven' try to return to a complex normality that is interrupted by a more powerful threat than before, Vecna. The fate and salvation of the world are at stake in the win-or-lose situation, but first, they must put an end to the horrors of the Other Side.

More than 30 years later, singer Kate Bush is at her highest point in terms of success and she owes it to the iconic scene in season 4 of 'Stranger Things' with her 'Running Up that Hill' , which reached the top of all the listings on the platforms, thanks to the fact that -in the series- it helps to save one of the characters.

The first volume was left with this song that was released in August 1985 and has made a remarkable impression on the new generations. This experimental pop, which explores the way in which a man and a woman would see a love relationship differently if God makes them change their perspective, contrasts as a favorite song with the personality of who could become the toughest character in the group of children that accompany 'Eleven'.

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In the second volume there was no disappointment in the musical aspect. Once again those responsible for the music of 'Stranger Things' hit the nail on the head with 'Master Of Puppets' by Metallica performed by Eddie Munson, the new character and new hero of the series. He plays a large part of the song with his guitar, which is the longest on the self-titled album released in 1986.

But the music of the series is not only limited to these two eighties hits. The repertoire ranges from the jazzy 'Dream A Little Dream of Me' done by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in episode 4, and Moby also plays 'When It's Cold I'd Like To Die' in a pivotal and intimate moment with ' Lucas' and 'Max'. There are several more artists who have their moment in the musical repertoire, but it is clear that the curator was very careful not to transgress the space and time of the series based on the 80s, in addition to coupling the feeling of each song to the scenes.

As in previous seasons, for this season the Duffer brothers introduced new heroes who will know how to win the hearts of viewers, and who in a somewhat tenuous way questioned stereotypes that fell on certain types of subcultures.

Although it seems that 'Eleven' is growing as a character, she is going through her most difficult phase in the series and faces the bullying that she has to suffer in her new school. Her friends try to continue a normal life colliding with impending puberty until Vecna starts to do her thing.

In fact, this villain serves as a pretext to go to the origins of an enigmatic 'Eleven' about whom much remains to be known. Although the season can be considered as the beginning of the end, it focuses on the origins of the protagonist so that certain subplots make sense. For this reason, this season was made with a double installment and lasts much longer than its predecessors.