Automato

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  • Summary: The DFA produced this full-length debut for the unconventional rap outfit consisting of MC Jesse Levine and a live five-piece backing band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. [The DFA's] desk work on Automato's impressive debut raises the profile of their proteges. [May 2004, p.98]
  2. 80
    A triumph of sample-based, groove-cutting rap that shifts ground with every attempt to pin it down. [May 2004, p.106]
  3. 75
    Mellow rhymes and chunky beats. [Aug 2004, p.108]
  4. While not a terrific album, the good often outweighs the occasional filler.
  5. I'd like to say Automato is an album worth slobbering over, but it's not.
  6. Indeed, there are lessons to be learned from Automato's debut, the foremost being that the golden touch of Mssrs. Murphy and Goldsworthy can't save a band from their own indie-rap dullness, horrible cybernetic-produce bandname, and absolutely atrocious MC.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Laura
    Jul 11, 2004
    10
    This album is in my view perfect. It gives you the chance to check some guys out who're making music from the heart. Also it's very This album is in my view perfect. It gives you the chance to check some guys out who're making music from the heart. Also it's very different from the usual hiphop, still it's hiphop, but different, I love it!!! I can't say anything bad about them the raps and the flow's are perfect, the music is perfect Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Sep 5, 2004
    10
    Hot album. People who don't like this are either on crack or have a serious mental difficiency.
  3. adrianl
    Dec 2, 2004
    10
    Really great album, mixing hiphop, electro, funk and rock. Thanks to the DFA team, hiphop goes on