Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's quite a stunning sequence, and evidence of the breadth of Nosaj Thing's compositional prowess, which extends from a fine ear for minute detail to a rare sense of album-length sweep.
  2. Drift is a fabulous introduction to a burgeoning beat-making talent, one of the finest since edIT’s Crying Over Pros For No Reason, but Thing’s next record will likely be his One Word Extinguisher.
  3. There are sonic Easter Eggs for a thousand listens here, and it would take six pairs of headphones and an equal number of high-grade strains of weed to track them all down. Happy hunting.
  4. 80
    Nosaj’s remarkable, entrancing debut album gathers sundry influences, from U.K. dubstep to Aphex Twin-styled IDM, into a 36-minute computerized symphony.
  5. More often than not, Chung’s tireless attention to his work is well-edited, and even the most chaotic and boisterous tracks are riveting.
  6. His slick production and meticulous attention to detail show promise of future mastery, and stand as evidence of his uniqueness.
  7. 80
    On Drift, LA-based producer Nosaj Thing’s debut album, the numerous layers of synths sonically sub in for the verbalization, creating a 37-minute instrumental masterpiece.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    9
    It's beautiful and haunting, but sleek and EXTREMELY well-produced. Every detail is immaculate. The songs follow a psuedo-storyline and eachIt's beautiful and haunting, but sleek and EXTREMELY well-produced. Every detail is immaculate. The songs follow a psuedo-storyline and each track has awesome melodies hooks. Awesome. Favorite track: Light #2 Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    9
    Spacey, but with an undercurrent of beautiful madness. Criminally unknown, Nosaj Thing's Drift, is a marvelously striking album. Best heardSpacey, but with an undercurrent of beautiful madness. Criminally unknown, Nosaj Thing's Drift, is a marvelously striking album. Best heard with headphones on. Full Review »
  3. Sep 8, 2012
    7
    While admittedly bland in some parts, Drift showcases Jason Chung's potential as an established and successful artist. This 12 track recordWhile admittedly bland in some parts, Drift showcases Jason Chung's potential as an established and successful artist. This 12 track record allows the listener true insight into the spacy, drifting sub-world of electronic music. Full Review »