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  • Summary: Full of futuristic synthesizer sounds and analog arrangements, Irish-born Marcus Lambkin's album of house jams features guest vocals from Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Whether or not Shit Robot is making grooves and beats that are unique and progressive isn't the point. The whole point of his work is to embrace the glorious past and then push the necessary knobs and buttons that are commonplace today to take it to a wonderfully hip-shaking new level.
  2. Pitched as the genealogy of DFA records in one album, Shit Robot finally lays down his manifesto as an incisive filter.
  3. Marcus Lambkin seems to have a thing for awful names and even worse puns. Luckily for us, as Shit Robot, his ability to craft sublime slices of electro house and muscular techno pop trumps everything else about him.
  4. 70
    This is functional, workmanlike music built out of sturdy analog technology. For home listening and for the club, this is useful music to have around.
  5. 60
    DFA DJ/engineer's gangshow debut. [Oct. 2010, p. 95]
  6. 60
    Those who felt that LCD's This IS Happening was too downbeat will find From Cradle To The Rave a perfect remedy, fashioning an obviously derivative but irresistible transatlantic electro-pop. [Oct 2010, p.105]
  7. On a front to back listen, you've got to wade through the waste before something remotely worthwhile turns up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 12, 2010
    9
    It's like Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem and Juan MacLean had an orgy! Great Fun.