Happiness - Fridge
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  • Summary: This is the fourth instrumental album (but first U.S. release) from London, England's Fridge, which features guitarist Kieran Hebden (who also records as Four Tet).
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. While Happiness never gets up and rocks, it's solid from beginning to end.
  2. Nine fantastically-detailed, delicately-constructed and warm-sounding pieces that are far too slippery to fall into neat genre parameters.
  3. Distant connections are subconsciously weaved into an undulating whole that fans of electronica, Tortoise and Mogwai will all appreciate - at least in parts.
  4. Easily their finest record yet, a genre-shrugging masterpiece of delicate musicianship and warm feeling.
  5. Part vibraphone-laden, Chicago-style post-rock, part electronic minimalism, and part pure melodic exploration, Happiness occasionally manages to slip into an immensely blissful groove.
  6. Fridge seem to have a knack for making odd organic instruments fit tightly with electronic gurgles and glitches. But don't be fooled, ladies and gentlemen, their new long-player Happiness is a rock album through and through.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. ChelsaM
    Jun 26, 2005
    10
    I love this whole album. Have a listen! ^_^
  2. JimBaby
    May 11, 2007
    10
    Expertly crafted throughout. Moments of inspired beauty and a closing track to die for