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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 4 out of 26

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  1. RM
    Sep 18, 2006
    2
    I'm not easy to wind up but what does annoy me is when bland Coldplay fans and other people with no real musical culture/taste suggest some of the music that artists I like (Squarepusher/Amon Tobin) sounds a little bit like computer game music. This was of course rubbish because the music is far deeper than any of the Coldpaly they listen too, which is why it is discussed by so many I'm not easy to wind up but what does annoy me is when bland Coldplay fans and other people with no real musical culture/taste suggest some of the music that artists I like (Squarepusher/Amon Tobin) sounds a little bit like computer game music. This was of course rubbish because the music is far deeper than any of the Coldpaly they listen too, which is why it is discussed by so many critics, even if it does not have a large fanbase. They have all sorts of influences too like jazz. Amon Tobin is an "intelligent" artist. ...wait a second, it appears I was wrong. Amon Tobin has released music for a computer game. What a kick in the balls. Mostly geeky overdramatic tracks with one or two better ones. Expand
  2. HarryB
    Feb 28, 2005
    3
    Mediocre at best. A good try but ultimately dull.
  3. paolon
    Feb 22, 2005
    0
    I'm not the greatest Amon fan and I can only think of two Amon Tobin tracks that I've (sort of) liked from his past albums. That being said, when I heard he was doing the music for a video game that is full of atmosphere and style I thought maybe, just maybe he was a good choice for the job. I was wrong. This soundtrack is boring and uninspired. Seems like he wanted a bit of I'm not the greatest Amon fan and I can only think of two Amon Tobin tracks that I've (sort of) liked from his past albums. That being said, when I heard he was doing the music for a video game that is full of atmosphere and style I thought maybe, just maybe he was a good choice for the job. I was wrong. This soundtrack is boring and uninspired. Seems like he wanted a bit of Ubisoft cash and did the minimum to get it. Skip this. Expand
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. As the accompaniment to game play, Chaos Theory is a standout in its field; just don't expect it to be as memorable as the typical Amon Tobin effort.
  2. In the end, it doesn't really matter that it's the soundtrack to a video game that I'll never play. It's a new Amon Tobin album (and a good one at that), and that's all I need.
  3. Spins a web of eerie jazz-junglist percussion. [22 Jan 2005, p.51]