Again - Colder
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  • Summary: This entertaining electronica-with-vocals debut by France's Marc Nguyen Tan (aka Colder) is informed by the last 25 years of electronic music, especially 70's and 80's artists such as Cabaret Voltaire and New Order.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nguyen has created what will probably be one of 2003's best albums. 'Again' is a dark and sexy record that reveals itself seductively over time.
  2. 82
    Music for smoking and looking bored has rarely ever been this decisively brilliant. [#10, p.98]
  3. 80
    A debut on par with the music of Massive Attack, Underworld or Kruder & Dorfmeister.
  4. 70
    Although modern electronic fans may find Nguyen's well-versed reconstruction of the past a bit too underwhelming... studied rock postmodernists will find his mix of retro-influences and garage-y vibes worthwhile. [#7, p.72]
  5. Again would have made a much more solid album had it exhausted its ideas in half the runtime. As it stands, there's simply not enough development within any track to justify its length, and the loops are too subdued and unengaging to hold its listeners' attention.
  6. Labeling Again as entirely derivative would be inaccurate, as Tan folds flourishes of dub and krautrock into a lascivious mix of after-hours cool.
  7. Again is an opportunity missed by such distance as to become pointless and even irritating.

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  1. headmann
    Jul 30, 2005
    10
    Brilliant Album. Critics don't know what they are talking about. Has stood the test of time and simply gets better and better.