Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics

  • Record Label: Woodsist
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2011
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
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  1. Feb 25, 2011
    60
    It's difficult to dislike Arcade Dynamics, maybe even impossible, given that it's so relentlessly inoffensive. On the other hand, it's not an album likely to engender much passion, either. Whatever the case, if you need another soundtrack for a summer afternoon, you could do worse.
  2. Uncut
    Feb 1, 2011
    60
    Arcade Dynamics is marginally more developed than previous releases. [Mar 2011, p.88]
  3. Jan 20, 2011
    60
    While Arcade Dynamics is a major turn for Mondanile, it's aesthetically in line with the trajectory of many modern acts that also hide behind effects and atmosphere as they develop their songwriting chops.
  4. Jan 24, 2011
    40
    Arcade Dynamics, then, falls somewhere in between the cleaned-up Real Estate sound and the noisier aesthetic of Landscapes.
  5. Jan 20, 2011
    40
    With Arcade Dynamics, a bit of that moral fiber is lost, resulting in a pleasant number of hooks that hone the psychedelic tag a bit too conventionally.
  6. The Wire
    Mar 1, 2011
    60
    There are several memorable songs here, but the offhand, one-take atmosphere makes the project slighter than it might have been. [Feb 2011, p.50]

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