Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Each track posseses different sounds, colours, styles and textures, but they combine to make an odd but strangely appealing whole.
  2. May 31, 2013
    90
    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.
  3. 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.
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 »