Hello Waveforms - William Orbit
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  • Summary: This is the artist/producer's first solo album in six years. Finley Quaye and the Sugababes guest.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 80
    A welcome back. [Mar 2006, p.123]
  2. The intricate lines are admirably realised, but now and then a more solid drum beat or hook wouldn't go amiss.
  3. There aren't a great deal of people making chill this good any more.
  4. 60
    Even when Orbit treads water--which by and large he is with this record--the ripples resonate beautifully. [Mar 2006, p.104]
  5. Essentially it's Ray Of Light without Madonna. [Mar 2006, p.108]
  6. It is nice. It’s like musical Zoloft, actually. It’s white fluffy clouds, kittens and ponies, rainbows and pots o’ gold. It won’t offend anyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AlanR
    Apr 15, 2006
    10
    Popmatters usually has good taste. Well boo-urns, biatches.
  2. RickXE
    Apr 8, 2008
    9
    A superb colourful album.
  3. Jeff
    Mar 17, 2006
    8
    The good news and bad news is that this sounds like the older Orbit records -- reminds me of the Strange Cargo days. That's both a blessing and a curse. While the sound's updated slightly, it's more of the same. now, I LIKE more of the same, so I find this a very enjoyable CD. But based on his more recent production work, I admit that I expected more. It's as if an "A" student turned in "B" level work -- the work itself is enjoyable, but you have the sense he's capable of more. Expand
  4. ricardoH
    Nov 19, 2006
    8
    Forget the trend once had been, for music sake, he still in his own best.