Los Angeles - Flying Lotus
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Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: The first full-length album on the Warp label for Steven Ellison.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. With its accomplished fusion of debris and warmth in a place somewhere between b-boy head-nod and laptopper experimentalism, Los Angeles is a big step forward for a still-young career, an album well worth revisiting years from now--preferably on vinyl, where the pops and clicks can only multiply.
  2. There is a coherent sound throughout the album––psychedelic electro-hop perhaps––while each song develops fruitfully without ever being dragged out.
  3. He's come up with a debut album that combines vaulting ambition, real musicality and a deceptive deftness of touch. [Jun 2008, p.47]
  4. Flying Lotus has once again proved that he is an artist that can consistently reinvent himself and make his new sound just as effective as it was before
  5. 80
    Los Angeles is a beautifully complex and widespread full-length from one of LA’s most creative and perceptive music producers.
  6. The record is almost as seamless as it is engaging, and it subtly commands your attention from start to finish.
  7. 60
    It is, like LA itself, heavy on style. [Sep 2008, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. NeilL.
    Mar 16, 2009
    10
    Excellent album which doesn't seem to have garnered the broader recognition that it richly deserves. But Flying Lotus is a relatively new artist, there is still time to win over the masses. Expand
  2. MH
    Sep 10, 2009
    10
    Simply brilliant. I'm actually appalled by this metacritic score.
  3. EllTrain
    Feb 18, 2010
    10
    Brilliant. Flying Lotus is a very unheard of artist but is simply brilliant.
  4. mj
    Apr 13, 2010
    10
    FlyLo is the master of his scene. "Cosmogramma" is going to be huge.