Dedication - Zomby
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  • Summary: This is the British dubstep producer's second full-length album and his first on the 4AD label.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jul 18, 2011
    90
    This time around, Zomby isn't constraining himself. This record sounds big.
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    88
    Each of the thousands of individual beats, bumps, dots and dashes on Dedication sound forged with a sculptor's eye for form and shape, crafted and shined until they glisten.
  3. Jul 19, 2011
    83
    For all his ADD tendencies, Zomby knows how to sequence.
  4. 80
    While little of the album bears the immediate impact of Zomby's best work ("Tears in the Rain," "Spliff Dub"), this latest offering from the spectral producer proves much more enduring a record than he seemed capable of a couple of years back and one that makes as solid a case as is imaginable for integrating dubstep into the mainstream as one of the genre's first great releases on a label not named Hyperdub or NinjaTune.
  5. Jul 11, 2011
    80
    Credit to this fine record that, when you actually listen to it, the need for explanation feels like the last thing on your mind.
  6. Jul 12, 2011
    70
    At 35 hefty minutes, Dedication is Zomby's most complete statement to date. But, much like the man, it offers a number of details in one hand while obscuring other crucial signs with the other.
  7. Jul 14, 2011
    60
    As it is, Dedication seems like a bit of a missed opportunity; as collection of ideas it may be incredible, but as an album it's just insubstantial.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 5, 2012
    7
    While some of the ideas Zomby projects on 'Dedication' are fantastic, worth listening to and quite gripping for the large part, that's all theWhile some of the ideas Zomby projects on 'Dedication' are fantastic, worth listening to and quite gripping for the large part, that's all the tracks feel like - an amalgamation of ideas thrown together in the space of less than an hour. Some of the more developed ideas feel like strong pieces of electronic music taken from places that feel as dark as some of Burial's best work, but some of the shorter and less coherent ideas slightly disrupt the flow of the album which keeps 'Dedication' below the line of fantastic. Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2011
    1
    Nope. I tried to listen it a few times as i thought it had something with its weird electronics . But, no, its just noise. It doesnt goNope. I tried to listen it a few times as i thought it had something with its weird electronics . But, no, its just noise. It doesnt go anywhere and is a disappointment . Best to skip. Expand