The Virtues Soundtrack (

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Rating: 8.30/10 from 6800 votes
Tags: character driven
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With no immediate family to live for, Joseph is haunted by a past he has tried, for decades, to forget - if not actively obscure with drink and drugs.

Suffering the hangover from hell - the dry spell over - he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront hazy, fear-inducing memories from a childhood spent in the care system that he's had to forget.

Emotionally and physically wrecked, Joseph reunites with an incredulous Anna (Helen Behan, This is England '88 and '90), the sister he hasn't seen since childhood.

Anna persuades her wary husband Michael (Frank Laverty; Michael Collins) to let Joseph stay and give him work in the family-owned building company.

There, Joseph is forced to directly confront the demons of his past when he comes face to face with Craigy (Mark O'Halloran), a shadowy figure who is dogged by dark rumours, and who won't leave Joseph alone.

Joseph's precarious family reunion is further complicated when he is immediately drawn to Michael's fiery sister Dinah (Niamh Algar; The Bisexual, Pure).

Angry and lost, Dinah is fiercely guarded, and, like Joseph, haunted by a deeply-held secret.

The Virtues is a visceral and hauntingly unforgettable paean to the human spirit, shot through with bittersweet tenderness, compassion and unexpected moments of laugh-out-loud humour throughout.

Deftly addressing challenging themes of revenge, redemption and repressed memory, Meadows and co-writer, BAFTA-winning Jack Thorne, ask questions of what it really means to be, and have, family.

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Play Title Artist
The Virtues
The Crowded Cell
Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In It's Spotlight)
One And Only
Beneath the Rose
Empire Builder
Somewhere in My Heart
The Truth Hurts
Homely Girl
Cutting Into Flesh
When Sorrow Shoots Her Darts
Jesus Song - Rival Consoles Rework
The Flames Beyond The Cold Mountain
Gwety Mernans
If The Truth Hurts
The Lonely Wolf
Prayer (PJ Harvey)
PJ Harvey: Performer
When Sorrow Shoots Her Darts (Set Fire To Flames)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Jesus Song (Rival Consoles Rework) (Toydrum)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Beneath the Rose (Micah P. Hinson)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Submerge (PJ Harvey)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Death (PJ Harvey)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Flowers (Lisa Hannigan)
PJ Harvey: Performer
The Flames Beyond the Cold Mountain (Mono)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Gwely Mernans (Aphex Twin)
PJ Harvey: Performer
If the Truth Hurts (feat. Gavin Clark) (Ted Barnes)
PJ Harvey: Performer
The Lonely Wolf (Instrumental) (PJ Harvey)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Cutting Into Flesh (Gazelle Twin)
PJ Harvey: Performer
Subterranean (PJ Harvey)
PJ Harvey: Performer
The Crowded Cell (PJ Harvey)
PJ Harvey: Performer

User reviews

Matthew Roberts

The use of music in key moments of the series enhances the storytelling, creating a powerful and immersive viewing experience for the audience.

George Wright

The music choices often felt mismatched with the intense and raw emotions portrayed on screen, detracting from the overall impact of the storytelling.

Thomas Rodriguez

The soundtrack of The Virtues failed to evoke the emotional depth and complexity of the characters' struggles. It felt disconnected and lacking in resonance with the haunting themes of the series.

Anthony Martin

The use of music in key moments of the show adds depth and complexity to the character dynamics, making the viewing experience more powerful and engaging.

Nancy White

The blend of haunting melodies and poignant lyrics in the soundtrack of The Virtues adds another layer of depth to the narrative, making it a truly unforgettable and impactful viewing experience. It's a testament to the power of music in enhancing the emotional resonance of a story and elevating the overall viewing experience.

Mary Taylor

The soundtrack of The Virtues perfectly captures the raw emotion and haunting atmosphere of the series. Each track immerses you into Joseph's journey of confronting his past and struggling with his inner demons.

George Scott

The sound design in The Virtues is masterfully crafted, seamlessly blending with the visuals to create a cohesive and impactful narrative.

Anthony Mitchell

The soundtrack of The Virtues perfectly captures the raw and emotional journey of Joseph, adding depth to his character development and inner turmoil.

Melissa Turner

The haunting melodies in the soundtrack evoke a sense of melancholy and introspection, mirroring Joseph's struggle to confront his past and come to terms with his trauma.

Emily Anderson

The music creates a haunting atmosphere that draws the viewer deeper into the story, enhancing the overall emotional impact of the series.

Steven White

Overall, the music in The Virtues plays a significant role in shaping the atmosphere of the series, elevating the storytelling and creating a memorable viewing experience.

David Scott

The soundtrack effectively conveys the tumultuous emotions of the characters, drawing viewers into their world and making them empathize with their struggles.

Linda Scott

The soundtrack of The Virtues skillfully weaves together a mix of tension, tenderness, and poignant moments, enriching the storytelling and leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

Sarah Hill

I found the soundtrack to be forgettable and uninspired, failing to enhance the immersive experience of delving into the characters' painful pasts and complicated relationships.

Nancy Jones

The music enhances the storytelling by evoking a sense of bittersweet tenderness and compassion, creating a deeply emotional connection with the characters and their experiences. It effectively conveys the complexities of family dynamics and the weight of repressed memories.

Margaret Phillips

The soundtrack of The Virtues perfectly captures the raw emotions and turmoil of the main character, Joseph, as he confronts his past and struggles with his inner demons.