Dross Glop

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2012
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Apr 17, 2012
    80
    In nearly every case, the remix version does justice to the original while taking the track to a completely different place sonically.
  2. Apr 17, 2012
    78
    It's a thrilling look inside his brain, a microcosmic version of this peep under the hood that Battles have allowed with Dross Glop, showing off the constituent parts that now make their machine a smooth, assured, and always giddily exciting ride.
  3. Uncut
    May 2, 2012
    70
    Dross Glop sounds a long way from Battles themselves. [Jun 2012, p.69]
  4. Despite a couple speed bumps, Dross Glop is as solid of a collaborative remix album as you're going to find.
  5. Apr 19, 2012
    70
    Ultimately, Dross Glop cements the versatility of the second version of Battles, establishing them as both a powerful singular and collaborative force.
  6. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    Like many remix collections, Dross Glop doesn't flow particularly well, and it's not quite as dazzling as Gloss Drop, but it once again shows that Battles are up for anything.
  7. The Wire
    Apr 18, 2012
    70
    Some handle the group's distorted guitars with a squeamishly light touch in the pursuit of sleek House and Techno. [Apr 2012, p.68]
  8. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    It'll take about half an hour before you are asked to leave, but it'll be avery special half an hour that you'll only slightly and in some ways regret.
  9. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    Although the remixes do not do the original songs on 'Gloss Drop' justice, 'Dross Glop' does give other artists their chance to interpret Battles' songs in their own way, from a rap twist with Shabazz Palaces to others going into even more experimental territory than the band themselves.
  10. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    Overall 'Dross Glop' may please and frustrate in equal measures.

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