Kuopio - Vladislav Delay
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    Despite its velocity, the album is ambient in the sense that it sounds best when heard with the same indirect, free-associative attention that’s behind it.
  2. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    Even when the pulse ends up becoming more of a question mark than an assertive statement, the music still speaks as directly to the body as to the mind
  3. Feb 21, 2013
    70
    Filching from the foundations of dub music to create a stridulous yet wholesome panache is something Vladislav Delay has been doing for many years, and despite purveying a rather ambivalent shrug with regards to its inception, he has fashioned on Kuopio an album that stands equally as tall as its predecessors.
  4. Feb 21, 2013
    70
    While a demonstrable knack for narrative composition gives the album much of its immersive power, Kuopio isnʼt a huge departure from the blueprint.
  5. Feb 21, 2013
    60
    It’s perfectly good--there isn’t actually anything particularly bad or boring about it--it’s just fractured without being bloody-mindedly avant-garde and it’s bleak without being exciting about it. It’s just headphone candy for nerds.

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