Booming Back At You

  • Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Release Date: Mar 11, 2008
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. His fifth album puts the Dutchman in the company of the Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx and Paul Oakenfold: those rare dance producers who have the artistic fortitude to create a fully realized, addictive long-player.
  2. Alternative Press
    70
    JXL's enthusiastic proficiency is largely consistent throughout. [Apr 2008, p.162]
  3. Not enough to raise him above "the guy who remixed Elvis" and no great disappointment either.
  4. Uncut
    60
    Booming Back To You is palatable enough. [Apr 2008, p.93]
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    There's a slightly dated stadium-house feel to th rest.... Still, when he thrills, he truly thrills. [Apr 2008, p.108]
  6. Under The Radar
    50
    Tom Holkenborg returns with a dance album that's likely to appeal to the 13-year-old videogamer. [Spring 2008, p.88]
  7. Lackluster sound quality, predictable track construction, and the utter absence of emotional push and/or pull yield a record that comes off more like a product placement than a work of art.
  8. 30
    From the shirtless thunder of the title track to the shrill electroclash cover of Siouxzee and the Banshee’s 'Cities of Dust' and 'Mad Pursuit,' a moody attempt at sextronica, the real question is, what is the intended audience for this admittedly diverse yet inexplicably dated collection of electronic tunes?
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JoeB.
    Mar 25, 2008
    6
    A bit repetitve and long on every song.