Letherette - Letherette
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    At times, Letherette gives the impression of being on the fringes of a big party, moving in and out of the action as the mood strikes--and it's this mood, sophisticated but not overly mannered, that makes the album so listenable.
  2. Apr 15, 2013
    70
    Despite something of a slow start, Letherette builds into an expansive, absorbing album, spanning a huge variety of influences and threading them together impressively within a coherent framework.
  3. Apr 15, 2013
    70
    A debut album of soaring highs and some affecting melancholic soundscapes tempered slightly by just a few forgettable lulls.
  4. Apr 15, 2013
    70
    Ultimately, the album’s electro-house elements feel like comparative cheap thrills placed amongst the wealth of knowledge and craftsmanship elsewhere on the EP.
  5. Apr 30, 2013
    60
    Too often, Letherette is synthetic and manufactured, but in those slower, stranger moments it feels like the real deal.
  6. Apr 15, 2013
    50
    The album is ridiculously fun and surprising, in that it sounds like much older UK electronic rooted in the present. What's quite out of place though are the distinctly lagging tracks that dawdle across the album.
  7. May 13, 2013
    40
    Their take on the latter's [Rustie's] maximal funk inevitably lacks the shock of the new, a heard-it-all-before feeling which persists through bumping house jams and detours into vintage jazz. [Jun 2013, p.100]

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