Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Despite their influence on younger bands (you can hear LCD Soundsystem's knobbly grooves on Insane), ESG still sound like nothing else.
  2. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    [It] can't top the early stuff. [5 Aug 2006, p.29]
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    You'll waste time expecting actual songs to arrive, but the obligation to trance out is irresistible. [Sep 2006, p.107]
  4. Blender
    60
    The album's final third is useless... Fortunately, the rest is bracing permutations of the lopsided, much-sampled post-disco rhythms that helped define NYC art-funk 25 years ago. [Oct 2006, p.135]
  5. Vibe
    40
    Something's off... ESG's doe-eyed charm... is missing. [Oct 2006, p.148]

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