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. This is an awesome, magnificent, incandescent, trailblazing record.
  2. The drums get busy at times, but never fear--this sounds more like Rounds than it does like anything else. Just a little funkier.
  3. "Everything Ecstatic" pulses with imagination and subtle talent, choosing to follow a sweet technicolour road rather than take a harder, and far well trodden path.
  4. When Pause came out in 2001, that sounded like an artist at his peak. But get this: He's still at his peak, and the view is no less scintillating, crisp, and sweet, rolling with drums and shaded by clouds of horn reverb and file-sharing swish.
  5. 90
    Emphasizes melodic intention in a manner that transcends electronica or the outer reaches of experimental hip hop. [#68, p.92]
  6. Even at its most intense, Everything Ecstatic combines percussive aggression with warmth and vivid emotion.
  7. Like Madlib or MF DOOM, Four Tet is at the crest of the electronica/hip-hop wave, forcing the genre's evolution into new realms and making everyone else look like amateurs in the process.
  8. It boasts the asset of versatility, possessing the buoyancy and charisma of a distinguishable party album whilst remaining resistant to the usual temptations associated with the so-called “lap-pop” tag.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 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