Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    80
    These four tracks may cry out for proper soundsystems and bear many of dance music’s hallmarks, but their lengths (they add up to nearly half an hour), discordant layering and meandering structures render them more suited to body listening than the dancefloor.
  2. Dec 17, 2013
    80
    Culled and then cultivated from her live set, these tracks have the dance floor in their sights, but with a skewed focus.
  3. Dec 17, 2013
    80
    It’s as direct and aggressive as any of Halo’s floor-orientated material, and shows that, while she may turn more heads with more compositional, vocal-driven tracks, Hyperdub and Halo can move into new areas, one where syncopated drum lines break for vintage warehouse rhythms and the chill-out room has been invaded by pianists and a house DJ.
  4. Dec 17, 2013
    72
    This work feels more in tune with decay and exploitation in sexual portrayal, the numbness accrued from a constant barrage of imagery, than anything that’s notionally "sexy."
  5. Dec 17, 2013
    70
    This EP, while a little inconsistent with the “usual” sound that a club record should have, speaks volumes of the deftness that Halo possesses.
  6. 70
    Like Halo’s previous work, Behind The Green Door coos the listener to listen often and closely, while instilling that sense of intrigue that unexplained mysteries leave you with.
  7. Dec 17, 2013
    60
    Its framework and color scheme may possibly end up as just a passing diversion for Halo, but it will still remain a captious rendering of where her craft and human-craft could one day go.
  8. Dec 17, 2013
    60
    The Behind the Green Door EP contains some of the most comfortably weird grooves we've heard from Laurel Halo.

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