• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Sep 3, 2013
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 10, 2013
    60
    Listening in one session is like wolfing a hurried seven-course meal with post-dinner coffee and is roughly as messy. [Sep 2013, p.65]
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    60
    Glow never feels as whimsical or demented as Bruce Haack, and while this stuff may have seemed amusingly retro in 1998 or so, in 2013 Glow feels like especially well-trodden territory.
  3. 60
    Compared to Fourgeaud’s 2005 debut, Smash, there’s a new clarity within the arrangements. Clarity that allows the album’s inspirations to excessively bleed through a disorienting IDM facade.
  4. Sep 6, 2013
    42
    They feel like the pieces that stuck to the wall when he threw everything at it.
  5. Sep 5, 2013
    50
    Glow feels bloated from the start.
  6. Sep 4, 2013
    80
    Glow is that rarest of beasts: a dance album that is equally as good on the dancefloor as it is at home.
  7. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    The result is a provocative and sensual album. [Sep 2013, p.90]
  8. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    It's an eccentric, all-consuming blizzard. GI Jane is Jackson's take on pro-pop, Vista on west coast disco and Memory on classic 60s songwriting, all bathed in a wash of glitch.
  9. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    [A] belated, frazzled, intense and sometimes overwhelming follow-up album delivers on his promise.
  10. Sep 3, 2013
    60
    Glow, then, is generally a mixed bag, gothic, cinematic and made for large spaces and big stages.
  11. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    Schizophrenic as Glow can feel, its severity shows that Fourgeaud is one of the most interesting, futuristic-minded artists in the game.
  12. Sep 3, 2013
    80
    Laced with menace and atomically sonic, this second coming is nothing short of a masterclass in dark craft.

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