Head Up High - Morcheeba
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  • Summary: The eighth release for the trip-hop group features guest appearances from Chali 2na, Rizzle Kicks, and White Denim's James Petralli.
  • Record Label: PIAS
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Trip-Hop, Electronica, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Downbeat
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
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  1. 80
    Trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba continue to broaden their approach on Head Up High, incorporating dancehall, dubstep and rock elements into grooves informed by European soundtrack/library music. Remarkably, they still keep it infectious.
  2. Oct 15, 2013
    70
    Some other experiments only warrant a B or B+ and the whole jumble might feel odd to a newcomer, but since it is mostly returning fans at this late point in the discography, Head Up High earns its title with only one or two flicks of the skip button.
  3. Oct 15, 2013
    70
    Head Up High satisfyingly winds itself from one song to another, yet lacks a bit of overall "oomph"; it also sounds as if it could have been made ten years ago.
  4. Oct 15, 2013
    50
    Trouble is, the arrangements on Head Up High are low-key to the point of nothingness.
  5. Nov 22, 2013
    40
    It's all resolutely urbane and largely unmemorable. [Dec 2013, p.110]
  6. Nov 22, 2013
    40
    Even a rasping guest vocal by White Denim's James Petralli is unlikely to upset the clientele. [Dec 2013, p.92]
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