Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    80
    The future and past collide throughout. [Aug 2013, p.91]
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    80
    Largely Chewed Corners has the sound of an artist at complete ease with a vocabulary built over 20 years and its parameters. [Jul 2013, p.67]
  3. Jun 26, 2013
    80
    A landmark record in a nonpareil catalog, this is Paradinas’ finest work in over a decade and arguably superior to those recent offerings of his vastly more publicized peers.
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    Chewed Corners is a perfect comeback. It’s an album full of vivid, reflective, yet inventive electronica that ties together all of Mike Paradinas’ influences.
  5. Jul 22, 2013
    71
    In Chewed Corners Paradinas has put together an LP brimming with fresh ideas-- which, for an artist entering the third decade of his career, is no mean feat.
  6. Jul 10, 2013
    70
    The first µ-Ziq album in six years feels largely insulated from modern tends, with occasional contemporary touches leaking in. [Aug 2013, p.73]
  7. Jul 8, 2013
    70
    Even if it's not as striking or emotionally resonant as Duntisbourne Abbots Soulmate Devastation Technique, it's certainly an engaging, welcome return.
  8. Jun 24, 2013
    70
    While it might not be as iconic as the records it admires, Chewed Corners is an invigorating return for the Planet Mu head honcho.
  9. Jul 10, 2013
    60
    If his production has lost a little funkiness it's gained buckets of emotive power. [Aug 2013, p.100]
  10. Jun 24, 2013
    60
    Chewed Corners, though, finds Paradinas being neither abstruse, nor unsettling, nor minimal. Rather, it joins in the fashion for analogue retro-futurism.
  11. Jun 24, 2013
    60
    So many things have been synthesized into Chewed Corners from so many sources and ideas that any sense of direction, reaction, or engagement with the cutting edge is markedly less adventurous than most releases on his own label.
  12. Jun 24, 2013
    50
    You can't fault µ-ZIQ for branching out of the staid EDM clichés that oversaturate the electronic music landscape, but unfortunately, Chewing Corners is a little too disorganised.

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