Immunity - Jon Hopkins

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    If you don’t drift off too early, though, it all resolves, making for a sonically rich and delicately nuanced album.
  2. 80
    The first four songs are striking, stirringly beautiful techno numbers.... The album’s second half emphasizes ambience and texture, making for songs that are slow, contemplative and nourishing.
  3. All in all, Hopkins’ roadmap is splendidly plotted, taking the right amount of time to deliver you to your destination and showing you the detours you didn’t even know you wanted to see.
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    Immunity presents itself as the missing piece of the puzzle, the catharsis we were conditioned not to expect. In this very moment, our preconceptions of Jon Hopkins have been entirely undermined--and there’s little to do but enjoy the hell out of the twist of events.
  5. Jun 17, 2013
    Immunity never drags. [Jul 2013, p.86]
  6. Jun 17, 2013
    There's a substance and sense of space in these meditative moments that makes for a satisfying, deep listening experience. [Jul 2013, p.113]
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    Hopkins drifts too often into listless ambiance for anything here to actually set in. Even so, Immunity manages--more than any if his work to date--to accent Hopkins' greatest asset as a producer: his remarkable attention to detail. [No.99, p.57]
  8. 80
    Immunity is expertly paced, and as good for coming down as it is for coming up.
  9. Jun 13, 2013
    By concentrating on his own endeavors, Jon Hopkins has created one of the year's most intriguing electronic recordings. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.99]
  10. Jun 12, 2013
    While the tracks do expand, growing before your ears from what you first think they are about to much more, they also are small, in the best of ways.
  11. Jun 11, 2013
    Immunity pounds and pulses with pneumatic energy, its rhythmic tracks (“Collider” but also “Open Eye Signal”) gleaming with machine-precise hedonism.
  12. Jun 11, 2013
    Almost universally, Immunity is an album which puts a well-placed confidence in rewarding the patience of the listener, melding together current club trends with a vulnerable humanity to create an hour-long arc of total immersion.
  13. Jun 7, 2013
    Immunity is a journey to be savoured, revisited regularly in the knowledge that some new landmark will emerge each and every time.
  14. 80
    The beauty is not lost, Hopkins just places a real-word façade on his delicate textures. Nothing in reality is without flaws and neither are Hopkins’ productions.
  15. Jun 6, 2013
    It all adds up to a remarkably visceral, sensual, confident electronic record that stays absorbing from beginning to end, and should finally catapult Hopkins to stardom in his own story.
  16. Jun 5, 2013
    Bold, brilliant and beautiful.
  17. Jun 4, 2013
    Immunity is not for everyone, especially those who come to electronic music merely for its club-ready, dancefloor offerings. But for those who listen seeking to peer into sonic worlds that might not otherwise exist, Hopkins has created one which is rich with gorgeous detail and worth fully exploring.
  18. Jun 3, 2013
    This is an intelligent and deeply human album and it would be no exaggeration to say that it’s already a modern classic.
  19. Jun 3, 2013
    With this record Hopkins has finally succeeded in putting on record a definitive statement of his musical vision and ideas.
  20. 80
    Hopkins's beats shuffle and trip but there is a great clarity of focus throughout, and a delicate beauty.
  21. Jun 3, 2013
    At just an hour in length, Immunity savours every moment, pulling on your heartstrings, lifting you off your feet and inviting you right back for more.
  22. Jun 3, 2013
    Even if it doesn't always demand listeners' attention, Immunity is never less than thoughtfully crafted.
  23. May 31, 2013
    Immunity's greatest rapture, however, lies in Hopkin's welcome reunion with King Creosote for the title track's glistening melancholy. [Jul 2013, p.76]
  24. May 31, 2013
    Up to this point, Hopkins is best known for the work he does with others, as an arranger for Coldplay, an in-demand producer and a talented collaborator, but Immunity is the record that defines him. You'll be blessed if you hear a better album of electronic music this year.
  25. May 31, 2013
    It bursts with techno beats that jump wildly from deep and dark to bright and euphoric.
  26. 85
    The record is an absolute trip: a movable feast pressed to 12 inches of microgroove.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. chr
    Aug 16, 2014
    A revelation to hear and especially see (performing live) Mr. Hopkins dance with his fingers on those Kaoss Pads painting landscapes of not obvious, precise but not tidy, classical driven and sometimes stuttering (in the out most positive way) beats. The summer of 2013 was absolutely a non-stop Immunity-time for me. Full Review »
  2. Feb 3, 2014
    The later tracks may suffer a little from the lack of character and cohesion but nevertheless, Immunity is a touching, exciting and truly adventurous album of sonic wonder. An album like this can truly prove the power and significance to electronic music. Full Review »
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    This is the best electronic album of the year. My favorite this year along with the National is fantastic from the opening track to the end. Jon Hopkins is vastly underrated and this album is a great example of that. Full Review »