Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    This is easily is best work to date. [Oct 2013, p.104]
  2. Dec 10, 2013
    80
    This is a visionary coming into his own. [Sep 2013, p.56]
  3. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    An amazing journey from the outer limits to street level with a wormhole in the middle, Back on the Planet is stellar.
  4. Aug 12, 2013
    78
    The songs don’t really go anywhere, but they don’t need to--it’s the psychic tone that matters, not any sort of hooks, and the blissful state they produce comes from simply enjoying them in the moment.
  5. Aug 27, 2013
    60
    The LP is merely a collection of somewhat compelling, hip-hop-leaning beats that largely go nowhere; it's more like a dressed-up beat tape, and not a particularly exciting one at that.
  6. Aug 12, 2013
    60
    In its totality, Back on the Planet works as a decent upgrade from Spacebase, despite its weird results.
  7. Aug 12, 2013
    60
    At times, the blend is less than palatable and, frankly, too busy, as on the title track. However, this franticness is occasionally contrasted by a song that manages to draw you in.
  8. Aug 14, 2013
    40
    Spurts and spasms of luxurious sound and compelling reference, however, do not make for a great album and, mostly, the record plods.
  9. Aug 12, 2013
    35
    This is just a lot of well produced but unenjoyable noise.

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