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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.'
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Geogaddi is successful as few other albums are. Whereas many artists and groups tend to released records composed of series of unrelated songs, songs based on single concepts, or songs written and recorded during single studio sessions, Boards of Canada's latest has done something exponentially spectacular and commendable.
  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" improves on "Music Has the Right to Children" by taking the Boards of Canada sound into darker, more disturbing and fragmented directions.
  5. People wishing the group would change up their style a little more might find themselves a bit disappointed, but everyone else should be happy to know that they've again put forth a very solid effort, and one of the best electronic releases yet this year.
  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. Geogaddi is marvelously vague, as unconcerned with the real world as gangsta rap is obsessed with it. It's also a lovely, strangely comforting collection of electronic introspection, mood and shadow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 1 out of 25
  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 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. Apr 20, 2014
    10
    One of the most immersive, creepy, and downright head-tripping albums I've ever experienced. Nostalgically beautiful, yet subtly sinister,One of the most immersive, creepy, and downright head-tripping albums I've ever experienced. Nostalgically beautiful, yet subtly sinister, this is only surpassed by "Music Has the Right..." as their greatest work. Expand
  3. MacM
    Sep 28, 2003
    10
    Music as daring, scopic and inventive as this just doesn't seem to be made any more.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    Superb oeuvre... an oasis for the seeker..............................................................................................................
  5. 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 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
  6. 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.
  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 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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