Hello Everything

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2006

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 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.
  2. For the most part, this is Squarepusher on full beam and Hello Everything is a thing of unbridled joy.
  3. It's certainly not a perfect album, but Hello Everything represents the pinnacle of performance from electronic music's most thoroughly developed mind.
  4. The sheer size of Hello Everything's scope dictates it's a bit of a sprawling beast, more a collection of moments than a cohesive record. Nonetheless, it's a consistently enthralling listen.
  5. Despite the inconsistencies, Hello Everything is one of the best things that Jenkinson has done in some time.
  6. Under The Radar
    Modern compositions that sometimes defy logic and sound. [#15]
  7. This... might just be too scatterbrained for its own good.
  8. Once again this is a thought provoking and stimulating listen from Squarepusher, continually developing his style and surprising in his lightness of touch and inclusion of Latin and funk influences.
  9. There's little that sounds really new here.
  10. Squarepusher's wide range is bound to disappoint some listeners.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. TimC
    Dec 24, 2006
    An altogether solid album with at least a couple amazing tracks. It's one of the better albums of the year.
  2. AlexA
    Dec 2, 2006
    Interesting but soulless stuff. "Ultravisitor" was far much better.
  3. RM
    Oct 25, 2006
    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 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). Full Review »