Geogaddi - Boards of Canada
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Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Scottish duo finally return with a full-length follow-up to their acclaimed 1998 debut, 'Music Has A Right To Children.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    More of the same, only more so. [Apr 2002, p.94]
  2. Represents a considerable stride in ambition, reaching into dark unchartered territories and repaying close listening with the kind of organic insights that great music excels in unearthing.
  3. 90
    For the most part, Geogaddi only hints at new directions. But then, if it ain't broke, why fix it? [Apr 2002, p.78]
  4. Geogaddi isn't a classic.... Disappointing, however, it is not.
  5. Satisfying in every way that Aphex Twin's Drukqs wasn't. [Apr 2002, p.110]
  6. Geogaddi is even more stripped-down and beautiful than Music Has..., BOC using simple circular rhythms and eerie samples to create an airless, ethereal ultraworld.
  7. Of the 23 tracks, only four truly stand out. [#218, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 9, 2006
    10
    A great follow-up to 1998's "Music Has The Right To Children", this one has some truly outstanding songs. "Over The Horizon Radar" might just be the best Boards of Canada song ever written. Expand
  2. SeanP.
    Oct 5, 2007
    10
    Hey, [Anonymous}, did you mean the song "Dawn Chorus", which is right AFTER "Over The Horizon Radar"? "Horizon Radar" is only a minute-long fragment, while "Dawn Chorus" is my favorite track on the album. Of course, the album is great from beginning to end. Expand
  3. ChrisP
    Dec 10, 2008
    10
    As with any BoC album, Geogaddi is perfect.
  4. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 1, 2004
    9
    Like listening in on a series of disturbing childhood dreams--or reliving your own.
  5. GCB
    Dec 27, 2007
    9
    When will I listen to this album and not discover something that I've previously missed? A truely mesmerizing experience every time its heard.
  6. SophieM
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    This album is fantastic. I agree with what some other people have said, it sounds like old childhood memories and dreams. There are lots of tracks here, and when I first started listening I wasn't sure, but soon they just become stuck in your mind. Not for everyone, but honestly try it out, I hope you'll find it as great as I did. Expand
  7. DasR
    Jan 12, 2010
    1
    I give this one star for the effort of actually publishing this noise. I've listened to the whole album in its entirety and let me tell you, it was a battle! The only purpose I see for this album would be to put you to sleep, but I have a fan that does that well enough. If you found this album thought provoking, creative, or a masterpiece of any sort, do me a favor and lay off the drugs. Expand

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