Beautiful - Fantastic Plastic Machine

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. That the archaic should sound this fresh is at least a mini-miracle.
  2. 80
    It's four-on-the-floor disco that thumps its way through this polyphonic orchestral funk like a bully. [#51, p.92]
  3. It's just plain good party music.
  4. In comparison with many imitators, Tanaka does what he does well... [Aug 2001, p.88]
  5. The only drawback to Beautiful is that it's often too reminiscent of Stereolab, the pop art pastiche of Pizzicato Five, and Tanaka's own 1999 release, Luxury.
  6. Devoid of Tanaka's usual unpredictability, Beautiful is bland, linear and frequently downright dull, with entirely too many six, seven and eight-minute songs running out of ideas long before the halfway mark.

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