Dedication

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2011
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
Buy On
  1. The Wire
    Dec 5, 2011
    60
    They have a certain beauty, but it all feels sterile, airless. [Sep 2011, p.59]
  2. Q Magazine
    Aug 9, 2011
    60
    Enigmatic dubstep maestro's spooky follow-up. [Aug. 2011, p. 127]
  3. Uncut
    Jul 28, 2011
    60
    His tools may be blunt, and too many tracks sound like unfinished sketches, but Zomby manages to summon a uniquely unsettling atmosphere. [Aug 2011, p.107]
  4. Jul 18, 2011
    60
    Dedication, while a great exercise in atmosphere, doesn't get anywhere past where it started. It begins in gloom and minimal electronics, remains there-hell, it wallows there-and finishes off its life there.
  5. 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.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »