House of Woo - Maxmillion Dunbar
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. House of Woo suggests an artist who’s still coming into his own without being afraid to play chameleon at the DJ booth.
  2. Mar 4, 2013
    80
    For Pickering, electronic music is as powerful as any supernatural promise, and on House of Woo, he demonstrates his dedication to the beat with a most persuasive degree of conviction.
  3. Mar 1, 2013
    90
    The result is digital psychedelia with eyedrop clarity. [Apr 2013, p.71]
  4. Feb 28, 2013
    60
    Most of this material has a tense, enervating effect, despite the haziness of the sonic palette Field-Pickering favours. [Feb 2013, p.60]
  5. Feb 26, 2013
    80
    It’s a place where house music melts into a joyous, shimmering gloop.
  6. Feb 25, 2013
    70
    Unlike the dark, industrialized beats currently populating many dance music playlists, Woo is light on its feet--more the soundtrack to an evening of beachside serenity than a 5 a.m. scream from some Mancunian warehouse.
  7. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    House of Woo may be playful and irreverent, but that shouldn't disguise its status as a potent exploration of sound.
  8. Feb 21, 2013
    75
    Field-Pickering isn't yet the type to release a grand album statement, but so far, his best moments have been the monolithic ones. Now, it's just a matter of amassing enough of them for a long-player.
  9. Feb 21, 2013
    78
    Woo is more or less an extension of--and improvement on--the ideas explored on Field-Pickering's debut, 2010's Cool Water.
  10. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    House of Woo is more of the same, providing soundtracks for chillout rooms where the minds are satisfied and no one can even remember the definition of the word "dour."
  11. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    House Of Woo is one of the sparkier dance albums of the year so far, and a gem amidst all the buncombe.

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