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  • Summary: George Evelyn's latest dubby, trip-hoppy, downtempo NoW disc was co-produced by Robin Taylor-Firth.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. It's a perfect chill-out record, readymade for a sunny day or starry night, and it straddles the line between evolving style and signature sound brilliantly.
  2. 80
    A mixture of old-school smarts and mellifluous modernism. [Apr 2006, p.103]
  3. In a Space Outta Sound eschews froth - and a whole lot more - in favour of a minimalist approach that is a return to the form of his 1990s output.
  4. 70
    Some of the rawest sounds of his career. [Apr 2006, p.90]
  5. 70
    Smoothes the edges between Jamaican sound-system bass, calypso rhythm, Middle Eastern melody and vintage soul. [Apr 2006, p.110]
  6. Sadly the two best (read: different) tracks come at the end, a shame because you'll have probably put on something closer to actual music by then.
  7. 20
    There are but three words to describe the sixth album from [Nightmares On Wax]... "repetition"... "derivative"... "listless."[#71, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 19, 2013
    10
    So beautiful. I cannot understand the harsh criticism and the bad reviews. The sound of this album is so unique and all I want to do is lay onSo beautiful. I cannot understand the harsh criticism and the bad reviews. The sound of this album is so unique and all I want to do is lay on the sofa and melt in my seat. Expand
  2. davidl
    Apr 17, 2006
    10
    i love this album :)
  3. [Anonymous]
    Apr 2, 2006
    8
    Warning: I really dig NOW, so this album won't disappoint any enthusiasts. there are musical allusions a plenty, even one to the police. Warning: I really dig NOW, so this album won't disappoint any enthusiasts. there are musical allusions a plenty, even one to the police. anyone would enjoy ISOS, it's a terrific album and at worst makes great musical wallpaper. Expand
  4. noria
    Aug 12, 2006
    4
    loved the last NoW...but this one, with loops & sections that go on far too long, with not much happening and little evolutuion, are, not loved the last NoW...but this one, with loops & sections that go on far too long, with not much happening and little evolutuion, are, not chilled but frozen. he phoned this one in. for great, warm, evolving, equally long but infinitely better chillout tracks, check out "Coal Coal Black" by Shinjuku Zulu or "Black Swan" by Thom Yorke or "Summer's Gonna Hurt You" by Diplo...just not anything not from this album. truly disappointing. Expand