Everything Ecstatic

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: May 31, 2005
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. The question is: do you actually need another disc like this, given that it doesn't quite have that sense of otherness that Boards of Canada have in spades, or that sound-as-texture that Aphex Twin utilised so sumptiously on 'Richard D James', or Amon Tobin's truly forward looking drum programming.
  2. Hebden's lovingly arranged pet sounds cohere nicely when he jacks up his trip-hop-y beats.
  3. Urb
    60
    Ecstatic may not be the warm follow-up some people were expecting, but it's an equally fascinating, engaging album. [Jun 2005, p.78]
  4. His party peaks too early, though, with the gear soon settling into a middling middle, where the songs start to sound less distinct, and the changes start to become less pronounced, and interest starts to lag, and where, eventually, like a desperate host hoping to keep the party going, Hebden stacks on break after break in a gallant attempt to remind you that the disc is actually playing.
  5. Under The Radar
    50
    Sadly lacks the emotion and, frankly, the catchiness of his previous release. [#10, p.111]
  6. Alternative Press
    40
    There's nothing on Everything Ecstatic the likes of Madlib haven't already done better. [Jul 2005, p.186]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. SanY
    Feb 18, 2006
    10
    Four Tet is easily the world's most exciting electronic producer. "Everything Ecstatic" is an album that is incredibly technical and Four Tet is easily the world's most exciting electronic producer. "Everything Ecstatic" is an album that is incredibly technical and endlessly layered. "A Joy" is a prime example of this producer's talent for creating a masterpiece from slicing and dicing the most diverse genres. My favourite track of the album is the modest "Clouding," a warm firework display which inhabits the ill fitting mix of ethnic smash and comfortable flow which just encapsulates Four Tet's sound. Full Review »
  2. andrewh
    Aug 31, 2005
    10
    Best Album Ever. Even better live.
  3. KellyP
    Aug 19, 2005
    8
    Great sound, very eclectic, fun and chill at the same time