Go Plastic - Squarepusher
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  • Summary: This is the fifth full-length release from Tom Jenkinson (aka Squarepusher). "My Red Hot Car" is the lead single.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The album is a parasite, a pollutant, and should be kept well away from children and old people.
  2. 80
    In anybody else's hands, a blending of techy aesthetics and near-tender melodies would be a musical oxymoron, but in Squarepusher's, it is delicious.
  3. 60
    It's a mix of contemporary hardcore and vintage Squarepusher where he never lets things settle, scrabbling away with sublime and obnoxious results. [Sep 2001, p.152]
  4. The album is short on the wistful melodies and jazz overtones that have made Squarepusher stand out from his fellow post-everything experimentalists, making Go Plastic -- notwithstanding "My Red Hot Car" -- something of a disappointment.
  5. Tom Jenkinson shares Aphex Twin's mischievous way with a beat but lacks his respect for melody. [Aug 2001, p.141]
  6. For sheer virtuosity, you gotta hand it to the guy - he sure can make a lot of really weird noises. But who cares?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 3, 2002
    10
    Tom's running blindfolded through a darkened room and who cares?
  2. NikosA.
    Apr 25, 2002
    10
    The Darkest Album, the most out there listening experience you can ever have.
  3. Eoin
    Apr 1, 2003
    10
    My cat was not prepared for that album
  4. shittyspinstick
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    where to begin..... tom jenkinson is THE daddy. If yr looking for a crappy pop band, u shud get this album anyway, because maby just maby it wud inspire you to think about music, rather than if its got lyrics in it. This man has balls, and i wudnt mind them in a jar. top notch........ peace Expand
  5. chrisMed
    Nov 15, 2005
    10
    Now that I have had the past half decade to familiarize myself with all of Tom's work and have deliberated endlessly about which of his works is his greatest. I have little doubt left that this is truly his masterwork. Do You Know SP? had a better "single" leadoff track but this album had it all. Awesome lead track, some of his craziest work ever and really the best collage of tracks from any of his albums. There are just no duds on this one like there are occasionaly on all his other albums... not a missable moment here. Track to track there is also a lot of variation and probably something for every experimental electronic fan. CHOICE Expand
  6. DonaldO.F
    Jan 18, 2004
    10
    imho the best album ever by mr T.J.
  7. JayW
    Apr 4, 2006
    10
    it's just so amazing ,a great D'n'B album ever made

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