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  • Summary: The second release for the British electronic duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos features the guest appearance of King Krule on two tracks.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
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  1. May 31, 2013
    They’ve clearly set out to be innovators not duplicators, and Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is yet another one of their projects that crosses electronic music boundaries and produces something extraordinary.
  2. 83
    Ultimately Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is a fascinating record, a series of varied and elaborate soundscapes that find the right balance of mood and melody.
  3. May 30, 2013
    Package it all together in an album that's sensibly sized and runs smooth as silk, and the evolving and growing Mount Kimbie remain a keeper.
  4. May 29, 2013
    Cold Spring is miles from epic or strained, and it's comfortable with its imbalance.
  5. 75
    At a time when dance and electronic becomes increasingly homogenised by the mainstream, Mount Kimbie have released an album that still refuses to court the mundane.
  6. 70
    Cold Spring lives on contrast, on stitching together mismatched parts into living mutants. It’s less whole than Crooks & Lovers, less content with the lines drawn around it.
  7. May 28, 2013
    Kimbie's levels of invention are such that this album still feels tricksy and cutting-edge.

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  1. Jan 12, 2014
    After the ground-breaking genius that was Crooks and Lovers, I certainly did not expect their second album to be even more inventive, and evenAfter the ground-breaking genius that was Crooks and Lovers, I certainly did not expect their second album to be even more inventive, and even better to boot. But with tracks like "Blood and Form", "You Took Your Time", "Made to Stray", and "Slow" along with seven other tracks of sublime brilliance, this album not only blows through the expectation of their debut, it blows past any previously known forms of music to craft something completely new. At times emotional R&B, at other times dramatic, industrial electronica, and still others the post-dubstep they pioneered themselves, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth somehow manages to be a surprisingly cohesive album with deep lyrics as well. I do not know what Mount Kimbie will do next, but if it is even half as good as Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, it will be fantastic. The only album I can think of comparable to this one is Overgrown by James Blake, but that one is slightly more inclined to R&B, so keep that in mind. Expand

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