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  • Summary: This mainly instrumental disc (which, rather than being sample-driven, features live instrumentation from Boom Bip himself) also includes two vocal tracks, with Nina Nastasia and Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) handling the singing.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Blue Eyed inarguably sets Hollon as one of the finest artists in electronica today, and it would be a shame if you were to miss out on this release.
  2. Blue Eyed in the Red Room doesn’t fit any hip hop preconceptions. Moving deftly from influenced to influential, Boom Bip defines himself by leaving limitations behind.
  3. 80
    An agreeably bittersweet album. [Mar 2005, p.101]
  4. A meditative mix of blips and strums. [4 Mar 2005, p.75]
  5. Full of melancholy instrumentals rich in strings and percussive weirdness. [Mar 2005, p.104]
  6. While not any real cause for concern amongst Boom Bip fans, Blue Eyed in the Red Room is not the masterpiece that they might be hoping for.
  7. Though comparisons to the Postal Service and M83’s newer work are somewhat understandable, the record lacks emotion in a way that makes it better suited for a Volvo commercial or a Starbucks compilation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AlanR
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    Beautiful...
  2. GregoryD
    May 22, 2005
    9
    very inspiring work from BOom bip, different than his other works, but not necesarily less interesting. Best to consume at night, disconnected, ...