Look Around the Corner

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 17, 2012
    90
    All three parties are at the top of their game – Russell is in complete control of her formidable voice, Quantic is in the most verdant part of his career, and the Combo Barbaro? Well, they've been dope for years. The result is a triumph.
  2. Uncut
    Jul 17, 2012
    80
    A mini-masterpiece. [Jun 2012, p.82]
  3. Jul 17, 2012
    80
    A brilliant album.
  4. Jul 17, 2012
    80
    It is, as you'd expect, expertly played – but there's a vividness to Look Around the Corner that reaches some way beyond mere chops. It's an exceptional collaboration that proves there's life in the old soul yet.
  5. Jul 17, 2012
    80
    To drag out a well worn cliché, The Best of Quantic is the proverbial embarrassment of riches, but boy is that true. This is just a feast of plenty for anyone interested at all in smart, sophisticated, well conceived and recorded global music in the 21st century.
  6. Mojo
    Jul 17, 2012
    80
    As musical hybrids go, it's a fascinating and highly addictive one. [May 2012, p.93]
  7. Jul 17, 2012
    70
    Russell's powerhouse voice is not used to best advantage on the lightly dancing Latin-soul grooves that are Quantic's strength, and so on a number of tracks it sounds as if she's a racehorse being kept to a trot. That's not enough to keep this from being a very good album, but it prevents it from being a great one.

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