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