Ghettoville

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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Darren Cunningham is considered a sequel to his 2008 debut Hazyville.
  • Record Label: Ninja Tune
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Experimental Techno, Left-Field House, Ambient Techno
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 91
    Ghettoville’s return to some of the musical qualities of its 2008 predecessor gives new richness and power to Actress’s work.
  2. The Wire
    Jan 30, 2014
    80
    Ghettoville feels dead, finished, hopeless. If this is, as the publicity hints, an end to the Actress project, then it is a dramatic one. [Feb 2014, p.44]
  3. Uncut
    Jan 24, 2014
    80
    Inscrutable, unsettling and utterly unique. [Feb 2014, p.69]
  4. Feb 20, 2014
    80
    Actress brings about sounds from a fresh, fascinating, fucked up perspective.
  5. Mar 11, 2014
    70
    This isn’t really a brisk stroll through a sunny countryside, but rather a nightly crawl through dank streets where moss consumes decaying cigarettes among the cobblestones and tombs.
  6. Jan 28, 2014
    67
    Cunningham's perplexing persona has always been overshadowed by his ability to confound us with his records; Ghettoville, disappointingly, shifts that balance.
  7. Magnet
    Feb 21, 2014
    20
    [A] joyless, meticulously crafted trudge. [No. 106, p.52]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 23, 2014
    8
    Actress' latest album is intimate and personal. Filled with techno and house instrumentation what is pretty wonderful. But that's not all.Actress' latest album is intimate and personal. Filled with techno and house instrumentation what is pretty wonderful. But that's not all. IDM, vaporwave and experimental electronica find their way onto here as well. All done in decent fashion. Not a fantastic release, but a pretty solid effort so far this year. Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2015
    8
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