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  • Summary: Sufjan Stevens, rapper Serengeti, and Son Lux collaborated on this four-track EP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. This one-off EP with singer-songwriter cum symphonist Sufjan Stevens and semiclassical drum'n'bassmaker Son Lux is different, because the primary function of his raps is to ground the beautiful musics his collaborators contribute.
  2. 70
    An odd mix of personalities and musical styles, but somehow s / s / s works, and the result is something quite beautiful.
  3. Apr 16, 2012
    67
    At four tracks and 18 minutes, Beak & Claw is over long before it starts to make any kind of sense--and the end result is as confounding as it is fascinating.
  4. As it stands, Beak & Claw gets an A for effort but considerably lower marks for execution.
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    48
    Whether or not they've produced anything that justifies the time away they could have spent producing something better, more consequential, by themselves? Well, the jury's still out there.
  6. Apr 19, 2012
    30
    Joke or not a joke, this isn't great music.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 19, 2013
    8
    A little sloppy, but purposefully so. This short EP is different, odd, and quirky, containing a bunch of interesting and cool hooks. Some might find it a little too odd, but that's because it isn't trying to be normal. It's just a small and simple project between three already established musicians. What came out of it is memorable whether you enjoy the memories or not. Expand