Hello Everything - Squarepusher
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  • Summary: This is Tom Jenkinson's first new album in two years, and the English electronica artist's tenth disc overall.
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  1. For the most part, this is Squarepusher on full beam and Hello Everything is a thing of unbridled joy.
  2. This is a promising album, one which refines prior approaches and shows what Jenkinson has learned and incorporated into his arsenal in the last few years, presented in a careful, focused package.
  3. Despite the inconsistencies, Hello Everything is one of the best things that Jenkinson has done in some time.
  4. Squarepusher's wide range is bound to disappoint some listeners.
  5. The sheer speed can be exhilarating, but changes of pace... are disappointingly few and far between. [Nov 2006, p.149]
  6. If you haven't encountered Jenkinson's strange world of jazz-fusion-hardcore before, this is a decent starting point, and if you're more into the jazz funk than the digital hardcore, this is one of his less abrasive outings.
  7. Hello Everything is his most disappointing release yet.

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  1. TyO
    Oct 18, 2006
    10
    Being a lover of all things Squarepusher, I may be bias. I love this album. I thought that after Ultravisitor, an album that so far broke out of his norm and incorporated so many different ideas that he would have a hard time making ANYTHING fresh. From first track onwards, this is fresh; and definitely worth the buy. Classic squarepusher, yet anew. Props Tom, Props. Expand
  2. robertw
    Oct 18, 2006
    9
    like a fine wine. a mature and focused and very enjoyable and fun squarepusher album.
  3. TimC
    Dec 24, 2006
    9
    An altogether solid album with at least a couple amazing tracks. It's one of the better albums of the year.
  4. RM
    Oct 25, 2006
    8
    For some reason this Squarepusher album gets a lot of criticism for not being original. But to be honest I cannot think of any other Squarepusher release that sounds like this (no tracks like Hello Meow, Vacuum Garden for instance). Obviously there are a few things which make Squarepusher Squarepusher, but it seems that a lot of the ranting is about how accessible this album is. And yet when he does release an experimental album like Ultravisitor, that received criticism from some for being too experimental. I think it was the right decision to make a friendly album after mainly experimenting from 1998's Music Is Rotted One Note (I won't mention the poor Selection Sixteen) because, as much as I have enjoyed his work, it is important I think to remind people why we liked Squarepusher in the first place. As for the album itself, I think all of the tracks are of a pretty high standard, with some better than others depending on perosnal preference. It is actually a consistent album and it is a pity that it is criticised because of its concept rather than content. He can do something new on his next album - give him a break and just enjoy the album (I like the Guardians attitude). Expand
  5. AlexA
    Dec 2, 2006
    7
    Interesting but soulless stuff. "Ultravisitor" was far much better.
  6. mikes.
    Oct 19, 2006
    4
    Well it seems as if IDM has long past its prime. The new mouse on mars and the new squarepusher are both disappointing and r "old" sounding. IDM is not the future of electronic music, it is history. Expand