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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Scottish electronic producer features guest appearances from Danny Brown, D Double E, and Gorgeous Children.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. 83
    On Green Language, we witness risks. We listen anxiously as Rustie bets a Brinks truck on his emotional wherewithal, and that bet pays out exponentially.
  2. Aug 22, 2014
    80
    At a time when fellow Scots Hudson Mohawke, Calvin Harris and Jackmaster are making names for themselves across electronic music genres, Rustie's sitting in a space that's all his own.
  3. Aug 26, 2014
    80
    Isolating his experimental tendencies to specific tracks leads to some uneven pacing on the album's second half. Otherwise, Green Language fully delivers, serving as a fascinating turn for an artist who earned his reputation by essentially bashing fans into submission with bass.
  4. Unfortunately, Rustie’s seemingly inherent need to zig when expected to zag has resulted in an awkwardly stitched together ragdoll of otherwise intriguing and successful pieces.
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    60
    Sometimes Rustie's at the rave ("Raptor"), other times he's chilling on the porch ("Green Language") and still others he's rocking out in the garage ("A Glimpse" ends with a 16-second dream-punk hit)--but he's never easy to pin down.
  6. Aug 22, 2014
    60
    The inconsistencies within Green Language, unfortunately, undermine the potential beauty of the album’s closing few minutes.
  7. Sep 9, 2014
    30
    13 songs in 36 minutes is a constrictive ratio for a record with so many proposed ideas, and its brevity makes Rustie’s ideas sound especially half-hearted. It’s bad enough that he doesn’t give the more physical tracks enough time to flex their muscles, but the tracks which suffer most are the briefer, more innocuous pieces.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. Nov 1, 2014
    8
    This album is a complete 180 from Glass Swords. If you enjoy new and experimental music, please listen to this album. If you don't likeThis album is a complete 180 from Glass Swords. If you enjoy new and experimental music, please listen to this album. If you don't like change, stop and go back to the same old. This album is a breath of fresh air. Those who wanted a Glass Swords 2.0 will be disappointed, but those who want to see an artist grow and attempt to take on new styles will appreciate this album. Yes, it has popish songs that will turn the original Rustie fan off and all that **** listen as a fan of art and evolution of creativity and the artistic style that Rustie is battling with in this fresh offering of experimental fun...yes fun...ENJOY IT!!!! Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2014
    4
    Huge letdown after Glass Swords. The songs have no real emotion, and the vocal guests are absolutely garbage. The only things I really likeHuge letdown after Glass Swords. The songs have no real emotion, and the vocal guests are absolutely garbage. The only things I really like this album for are its pacing (it keeps you at least interested as the songs pass) and some of the soundscapes that are created. Also, there are some stupid mixing errors that I never expected a seemingly smart artist like Rustie to make! It's just not good. Favorite track: Velcro Expand