Lilacs & Champagne - Lilacs & Champagne
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  • Summary: The debut album for the side project by Alex Hall and Emil Amos of Grails features instrumental music from a wide variety of genres, including rap, 1970s soundtracks, and electronic music.
  • Record Label: Mexican Summer
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, Trip-Hop, Electronica, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Left-Field Hip-Hop
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    As an exercise in mood and as an album of killer music, Lilacs & Champagne succeeds.
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    78
    It's sort of campy stuff, but it's gripping in its willful oddity.
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    77
    The best way to package this album-Flying Lotus, Madlib, and Ian Curtis in the weirdest musical threesome ever tailored for the likes of DOOM and Ghostface Killah-as the normal routes of genre identification don't quite do it here.
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    There are some missteps and some rookie mistakes here, but ultimately, the collaged beats and convergences of found sounds stumble onto brilliance more often than they fall to the wayside.
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    50
    Unfortunately, the record's too all-over-the-place to build any sort of engrossing atmosphere. [Mar 2012, p.87]
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  1. Sep 7, 2012
    8
    Lilacs & Champagne are proof of what you can do with good ideas and an Akai MPC sampler. The incredible sound of this album is a perfect mixLilacs & Champagne are proof of what you can do with good ideas and an Akai MPC sampler. The incredible sound of this album is a perfect mix of hip hop, electronic and rock. One of the best of 2012. Expand