Glow

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  • Summary: The debut release for the German DJ and producer Marco Niemerski includes vocals from Fiora, Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Stuart Price, and Nile Rodgers.
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  • Record Label: Virgin EMI
  • Genre(s): Electronic, House, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Dance, Left-Field House, Progressive House, Neo-Disco
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    Glow is an epic achievement, an album that bolsters its disco-flecked gems with 80s funk, Euro synth-pop and chunky 90s house tropes.
  2. Mar 11, 2014
    80
    Glow is all inspired aces and a can't-miss release for funkateers or nu-disco fans.
  3. Mar 11, 2014
    70
    Glow tries so hard to keep the mood pneumatic that it starts to feel over-stuffed, even at just 55 minutes long.
  4. Mar 11, 2014
    60
    While there very well could be a single or two from this record that eventually does break through to join the current wave of club crossover hits, Glow, as an album, does not live up to its promise, regardless of whether it's evaluated in "mainstream" or "underground" terms.
  5. Mojo
    Mar 21, 2014
    60
    Glow's most enduring memory might just be the grand '80s synth-pop---think Pet Shop Boys or Alphaville--of things To Say. [Apr 2014, p.93]
  6. Mar 13, 2014
    60
    Tensnake mostly favours brisk tempos, though the sultry ballad 58bpm makes you wish he slowed the pace more often.
  7. 40
    Ultimately, Glow will live or die on the strength of its singles. On this evidence, Tensnake seems to be missing that key part of his blueprint.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 12, 2014
    8
    Tensnake’s debut album Glow is a diamond in the rough of electronic dance music. Although his technique and thought process mature andTensnake’s debut album Glow is a diamond in the rough of electronic dance music. Although his technique and thought process mature and transforms as the album progresses, Glow consistently delivers; it’s music both your body and spirit can shake to. Some of the sounds and beats have a hard time sticking their landings, and some tracks may have unclear directions, but the ultimate result is quietly exhilarating. The album feels greater than its individual tracks, an exceptionally difficult feat to achieve in the electronic dance genre. By the time you hit “Last Song,” you feel like a changed man, as if the album imparted some ancient dance floor wisdom on you. Like a home cooked meal, Glow doesn’t add flourishes or pretend to be high art; it simply provides with its entertainment factor set on high and its heart on its sleeve. Simply put, Glow is a humble beauty. Tracks like “See Right Through,” “58Bpm,” and “Pressure” are worth a listen even if you aren’t an EDM or nu-disco aficionado.

    FINAL SCORE: 77.5 (pretty good ---------------o----- great)
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