• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: May 28, 2013
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jun 13, 2013
    60
    many of these songs see Campos and Maker presenting compelling musical ideas that simply aren’t expanded upon in an equally compelling manner. Still, Mount Kimbie frequently succeed here in capturing inspired, stirring musical ideas.
  2. May 28, 2013
    60
    Kimbie's levels of invention are such that this album still feels tricksy and cutting-edge.
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    60
    So while Cold Spring is in many ways a massive leap forward for Mount Kimbie, it's also the sort of transitional album you might expect from a group with a knockout debut.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 12, 2014
    10
    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. Full Review »