Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. May 9, 2013
    90
    This is the most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years, rigorously challenging, pumped with insinuating melodies, sleek with propulsive energies and pulsating with a uniquely globular funkiness.
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Functional Arrhythmias moves briskly through these terse, but usually quite rich pieces.
  3. 80
    This is tangled funk with a higher calling, furious mainly in its focus.
  4. May 9, 2013
    80
    While some of the ascetically curt melodies, edgily avant-funky grooves and impassively entwined counterpoint are familiar Coleman traits, the music is several degrees warmer: full of sparky ensemble writing, varied percussion sounds and vivacious grooves.
  5. May 9, 2013
    70
    This music has plenty of range and intelligence even in its cool reserve.

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