Logos - Atlas Sound
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  • Summary: This is the second album for Bradford Cox's solo project.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
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  1. 90
    While his work with Deerhunter remains impressive, Cox allows himself the most freedom while writing as Atlas Sound, and on Logos his risks are all rewarded.
  2. Logos is still a predominantly insular affair and all the better for it, with his aching melodies and ethereal arrangements pushing open the doors to a remarkably vivid inner world.
  3. They’re some decisive stuff, yet tend to leave the listener strangely alleviated, especially the title track: it’s the perfectly weird, yet high-energy song to get anyone out of their bedroom. That is, when they return to listen to this album again, of course.
  4. Cox's great virtue is that he wears his experimentation lightly; though meticulously orchestrated and teeming with digital feints, these songs feel wonderfully spacious and derive an easy-going charm from his hazy vocals and their one-take recording. [Jan 2010, p. 117]
  5. Cox may have tagged Atlas Sound as just another side-project, but Logos is a clear indication that his solo creative output is just as richly rewarding as what came before.
  6. Logos, while just the second solo album from the frontman for a band of marginal fame, represents the latest and greatest chapter in Cox’s ride to indie stardom.
  7. 60
    And though his long-running solo project has hitherto been a private sketchbook of laptop doodles, for this latest release Atlas Sound engages with the widerworld to great effect: the best two tracks are collaborations: the ambient bubblegum of "Walkabout" with Animal Collective's Panda Bear and the ectoplasmic Krautrock of "Quick Canal" with Laetitia from Stereolab. [Nov 2009, p. 81]

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    This is simply pure genius. The song will make you feel good and "chill". I am a fan of Panda Bear and having him in this album was a greatThis is simply pure genius. The song will make you feel good and "chill". I am a fan of Panda Bear and having him in this album was a great surprise and it made so much sense after listening to Walkabout. Love Atlas Sound and love this album. Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    10
    Bradford Cox is a legend, and all of his personal thoughts and emotions pour in as his solo project provides a intimate insight to hisBradford Cox is a legend, and all of his personal thoughts and emotions pour in as his solo project provides a intimate insight to his imagination. Throughout this whole album, never once did I want to skip, not even for the beginning song, "The Light That Failed", with its beautiful vocal subtleties. "Logos" is an album that people with a true love of music will clamor for. It's just that good. Expand
  3. RobertP.
    Oct 21, 2009
    10
    I've fallen hard for this one. It's better than Microcastle. Hard to believe, but I'm saying it.
  4. HollaBackboy
    Oct 20, 2009
    9
    This is one of the only artists out there that, if they were to die, it would be truly tragic due to the loss of dazzling future works of art.
  5. DeanS.
    Oct 21, 2009
    9
    Very solid album, quick canals in particular is amazing.
  6. GregL.
    Oct 20, 2009
    9
    BRADFORD, not Brandon.
  7. JohannT
    Oct 20, 2009
    8
    Hey guys ! The name is not Brandon, but Bradford Cox... I disagree with the Guardian : the melodies are much simpler than Animal Hey guys ! The name is not Brandon, but Bradford Cox... I disagree with the Guardian : the melodies are much simpler than Animal Collective's, but it's nethertheless a good album, for the homogenic atmosphere it conveys, quite positive (like, after all, with Microcastle), some beautiful melodies (Shelia), and, again, Cox's sensuous voice. Expand

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