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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. Logos is an admirably worn, carefully composed record detailing a kaleidoscope of sound.
  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. Logos opens a portal through which its artist tells us something about who he is, and though this is not everything, it is enough.
  4. Mostly though, this ethereal mix of multi-layered and textured dream-pop is frothing with jangly and heavily reverbed guitars, amid shoegazing drones and electro-style beats, that displays Atlas Sound’s sense of adventure and pop experimentation while providing the listener with countless entertaining spins.
  5. These songs are nearly as wide-ranging and comprehensive as an actual atlas, but Cox keeps charting new territory.
  6. Only when he retreats to familiar gauzy gurgles (as on the formless opener 'The Light That Failed') does Logos lose focus. Hopefully, Cox will learn to love it here, outside his shell.
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    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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