Ambivalence Avenue

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2009
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. He’s named after his father’s best fishing fly, but the pastoral folk moments on Stephen Wilkinson’s fifth album of chummy electronica pale next to the glut of nostalgic yearning.
  2. Bibio’s tendency, across the album, to either smooth the edges of his creations into non-threatening abstraction or fail to zone in on his best ideas is frustrating.
  3. Bibio's debut for Warp (he's a Mush alum) sounds like the last 10 years of Warp albumized: he noses ahead of Grizzly Bear's latest in terms of likability ('All the Flowers') as often as he lags slightly behind Prefuse 73 in terms of pure choppage chops ('Fire Ant').
  4. Mojo
    60
    Ambivalence Avenue presents a livlier Bibio, tastefully absorbing hip hop and disco beats. [Aug 2009, p.104]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. NachoC
    Jul 17, 2009
    9
    To be quite honest I did not know what to expect at first when I bought this album. Bibio is not only a fantastic electronic musician but his To be quite honest I did not know what to expect at first when I bought this album. Bibio is not only a fantastic electronic musician but his lyrics and guitar melodies carry you out throughout the tracks. Recommended. Full Review »