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  • Summary: The fourth release for Jimmy Tamborello as Dntel includes guest vocals from Will Wiesenfeld (also known as Baths) and Nite Jewel.
  • Record Label: Pampa
  • Genre(s): Trip-Hop, Techno, Downtempo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Downbeat, Experimental Techno, Glitch
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 80
    While he doesn't go too far into weeds with avant-garde tendencies, Aimlessness is still a daring collection of electronic pop. [Jul 2012, p.90]
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    75
    Although it may not represent a complete return to form, it's still a welcome stop on a production career that appears to have a lot of life left in it.
  3. Dec 6, 2012
    70
    There's some filler in the form of ambient doodling, but JT's pop sensibilities peek through frequently enough that it's a fair trade. [No.88, p.55]
  4. Essentially, Aimlessness is a jovial affair that promises more in its first half than it can deliver in its second.
  5. Nov 20, 2012
    55
    Tamborello's textural sensibilities remain, but his ability to supercharge glitch into something intoxicating and luminous seems to have dipped out the back.
  6. Nov 20, 2012
    50
    Times changed; Dntel, less so. Aimlessness, his third album of new material, arrives without context, scene, or convenient narrative.
  7. Nov 20, 2012
    40
    After several spins, it appears that 'edginess' is precisely what's missing here; in fact, the listener is left pining for it, as almost every track floats along at its own pleasant, blissful pace--easy to swallow but difficult to digest.

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