Dance Mother

  • Record Label: Iamsound
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 60
    A little may go a long way with Telepathe, but there's enough variety here to reward repeated listening.
  2. What they lack--excepting the surging Devil's Trident and Trilogy's brilliantly sinister, sub-bass-heavy narrative--are genuinely killer songs. If they could add more to their beguiling sonic invention, they would be the toast of their increasingly talent-packed neighbourhood.
  3. 60
    Goofy if not guileless, Telepathe seem intentionally designed as a guilty pleasure.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    Telepathe appear devoted to doing something utterly different, which cannot help but be exciting. [Feb 2009, p.116]
  5. Dance Mother has a few bright spots: the para-diddling drums at the beginning of 'In Your Line' give it a real open-air sweep, the song itself is straightforward and affecting, and “Devil’s Trident” features buzzy synthesizers that open up a bracing, jittery mood. But most of the rest isn’t all that engrossing.
  6. Alternative Press
    50
    Telepathe should be appauled for making a challenging record; though it frequently doesn't hit the mark, there's plenty for fans of minimalism to get excited about. [Mar 2009, p.116]
  7. Telepathe could learn from the jump that TV on the Radio made between albums One and Two: more focus and more effort, please.

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