Enclosure

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  • Summary: The latest solo release for the former guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was recorded at the same time as his collaboration with the Black Knights.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
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  1. Magnet
    Jun 18, 2014
    70
    [The album is] somewhere between his recent acid house work as Speed Dealer Moms and his dramatic collaborations with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Wu-Tang acolytes Black Knights--and pretty much everything he's done to date. [No. 110, p.55]
  2. 60
    Like a lot of Frusciante’s solo output, Enclosure sometimes sounds more like him working through ideas than a presentation of conclusions.
  3. Apr 22, 2014
    60
    Not easily understood as dance music, experimental music, or rock music, Enclosure considers, rejects, and reconsiders all of them on a second-to-second basis and stands as one of the more listenable of Frusciante's ever-obtuse solo albums.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 11, 2014
    60
    Textured electronica and crafted melodies make for a dense and absorbing effort. [Aug 2014, p.96]
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    60
    A bold endeavour, for sure, but it often sounds too busy for its own good. [Jul 2014, p.92]
  6. 42
    The overly complicated percussion is an impractical fit for his songwriting style and offers little for the listener to cling to.
  7. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2014
    40
    Enclosure, his 11th solo record, is uncomfortably disjointed. [Jul 2014, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 9, 2014
    10
    Really unusual album, memorable melodies and riffs over frantic drum and bass type percussion.
    And it works well, sounding soulful and not
    Really unusual album, memorable melodies and riffs over frantic drum and bass type percussion.
    And it works well, sounding soulful and not uncommercial. Could have been a hit if a few more people were aware of it.
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  2. May 5, 2014
    8
    Very strong album and far above the work he was doing post-Shadows Collide With People and before these electronic records. Enclosure soundsVery strong album and far above the work he was doing post-Shadows Collide With People and before these electronic records. Enclosure sounds like a distillation of the recent electronic work he's been putting out - it's a honed and complex sound. To be fair, the album is a grower and needs repeated listens to really get used to, but is a very rewarding experience if one is willing to commit to and give it some time and attention. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    I'm a huge fan of JF and I have enjoyed his recent electronic focused work like PBX and the two Eps. Hes explored an awesome, original soundI'm a huge fan of JF and I have enjoyed his recent electronic focused work like PBX and the two Eps. Hes explored an awesome, original sound with it and has made me question what exactly it is that makes music good. Because even when you are into one of these songs and you are singing along, sometimes its worth it just to step out for a second and actually listen to this strange, beautiful mess of sound and question what it is that makes this song so fantastic. This is a feeling I have enjoyed for all his most recent work but it is also a feeling which is somehow lost on me with this album. Enclosure is certainly intriguing and sets a great tone. However, the melodic nature of the album somehow isn't quite as good. Most of the songs don't grab my attention and whole songs can pass without my noticing. Its hard to pin point exactly where this album fails me as its hard to understand what it was I even liked about the previous electronic albums. Frusciante is on a very interesting journey right now and I will follow him all the way. He is certainly one of musics most interesting artists and its just a shame I haven't enjoyed this album as much as I hoped. Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2014
    2
    This is by far his worst album yet, even worse than the previous one. It basically sounds like a demo record and a dud one at that. OnlyThis is by far his worst album yet, even worse than the previous one. It basically sounds like a demo record and a dud one at that. Only track here to me that is any good in its entirety is Not This Time. Expand