It's Album Time - Todd Terje
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Norwegian electronic producer features a guest appearance from Bryan Ferry.
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    90
    Given the ubiquity of some of this material, It's Album Time is a little tricky to assess on its own merit. But with tracks like "Delorean Dynamite," "Johnny And Mary," and "Old Joy," there are certainly plenty of grandiose stretches to keep us satisfied.
  2. 90
    It’s not just Album Time, it’s crazy psychedelic hoo-ha time, and it sounds pretty damn fine.
  3. 83
    It’s Album Time is a lock-tight demonstration of how crucial time is in the cultivation process. As a result, Todd Terje curated one of the most enjoyable albums that will cross our desk this year.
  4. Apr 4, 2014
    80
    He sounds soft, restrained and beautiful.
  5. Apr 8, 2014
    80
    His debut may have taken a decade to gestate, but we’ll probably still be unpacking its innovative grooves in another.
  6. 80
    In short, if you fell out of love with dance music at the end of the 1990s, this may be the record to get you back in front of the big speakers.
  7. Apr 9, 2014
    50
    It’s Album Time is a great casual listen, but it’s obvious from its highlights that Terje is capable of even greater highs.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Apr 11, 2014
    10
    Todd Terje has really done a magnificent job with this electronic/nu-disco record out of Olsen Records. All of the songs on the album were done very well, including "Alfonso Muskedunder", "Inspector Norse", "DeLorean Dynamite", and "Leisure Suit Preben". Featuring mixtures of synthjazz, jazz fusion, nu-disco, and bossa nova throughout the album, Todd has really re-defined the electronic music genre with this record. I think everyone should take a listen to this great album and see what real music really is. A true masterpiece and a solid 10/10, in my opinion. Well done, Mr. Terje. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2014
    10
    I listened to his track released last year (Strandbar - disko), and i really liked it. So i was pretty excited for his debut album, which includes a shorter version of his single.

    It's better than i expected it to be. This is one of the most exciting electronic albums in a very long time. I love how varied the styles are. The production is impeccable. I love every minute of it, and will probably be listening to it for a long time.
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  3. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    Wow. This album just blew me away. Fantastic production and the beats are smart. It has some of the most memorable songs of the year. Well done, Todd!
  4. Apr 13, 2014
    9
    Is every track on here perfect? No. There are a few skippers, tracks don't exactly hit the mark at first. However, with all great albums, the tracks that you simply dismissed at first eventually become some of your favorites, or maybe more appreciated once you continue to listen to the album and become more accumulated with the artist or the album as a whole. For lack of a better term, there are some absolute bangers on here. Songs that you can turn on when in a car with friends or just by yourself, crank up to 10, and just have a great time. Those tracks, for me are "Inspector Norse" "Strandbar" "Dolorean Dynamite" and "Preben goes to Acapulco". The tracks "Oh Joy" and "Alfonso Muskedunder" are also great electronic tracks. The thing with this album is if even if you're not into electronic music you can appreciate and even love some of the tracks on here. These tracks are just fun, simple as that. Great album by Mr. Terje. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    8
    My Review of Todd Terje's 'It's Album Time'.

    I describe it as 'A Mind-Blowing Experiment in Music for Music's Sake'.


    http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/todd-terje-its-album-time-mind-blowing.html
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  6. Apr 16, 2014
    8
    ''It's Album Time'' faz uma viagem no tempo e te leva aos anos de ouro da musica com facilidade. Um exemplo disso foi com a atmosfera dos anos 80 de Delorean Dynamite, quem escuta não acredita que é uma musica dos anos 2010. Todd Terje não só trouxe essa viagem no tempo, como também mostrou seu talento e criatividade em criar um dos melhores discos eletrônicos do ano até agora. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2014
    6
    This album is pretty scatterbrained and long winded at times, even underwhelming for the most part, the track Johnny and Mary for example. Despite this, there are some really top notch dance grooves and jams here, and i'm really digging the vintage sort of flare going on. It's an album, to me at least, that has some very high highs, but some pretty low lows. Expand

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