The soundtrack to season two of Netflix's hit teen drama 13 Reasons Why features more anthemic, emotive songs. With the show's mixtape-based premise, music holds a special place in the lives of its characters. The first season showcased a mix of '80s-style post-punk and synth pop. This time out we get a similarly cathartic blend featuring songs like New Order's "Love Vigilantes," Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon," Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's "Souvenir," and more. There are also similar evocative tracks by contemporary artists, including Years and Years' "Sanctify," Selena Gomez's "Back to You," and Billie Eilish and Khalid's "Lovely."
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar