Los Angeles - Flying Lotus
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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. It’s a gritty, spacey, and ultimately beautiful record that is sure to give Flying Lotus some much-deserved attention.
  3. 80
    Flying Lotus' spaced-out visions are the album's trump card, a computerized mesh of hip-hop beats at dub-like tempos.
  4. 80
    Los Angeles is a beautifully complex and widespread full-length from one of LA’s most creative and perceptive music producers.
  5. The record is almost as seamless as it is engaging, and it subtly commands your attention from start to finish.
  6. Loaded with 17 tracks, it's an entertaining and fitting addition to the Warp catalog that makes for some highly hypnotic video arcade/coffee parlor mood music.
  7. 60
    It is, like LA itself, heavy on style. [Sep 2008, p.88]

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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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 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. Jan 21, 2015
    10
    Absolutely exquisite electronic album. It's very cohesive, but always has a new interesting beat to throw you. It also follows a story curve.Absolutely exquisite electronic album. It's very cohesive, but always has a new interesting beat to throw you. It also follows a story curve. The first few tracks introduce the sounds, then Golden Diva, Riot, and GNG BNG come along (a great series of tracks) are give you action. Then it slowly calms down until the more introspective tracks near the end. It's absolutely amazing. It's a must listen for anybody with any affiliation with electronic music or hip hop. Expand
  5. mj
    Apr 13, 2010
    10
    FlyLo is the master of his scene. "Cosmogramma" is going to be huge.
  6. Jan 10, 2015
    9
    This debut album from Flying Lotus is still his best work, apart from the latest release "You're Dead!". His music takes you on a trip in yourThis debut album from Flying Lotus is still his best work, apart from the latest release "You're Dead!". His music takes you on a trip in your mind, if you let him. Pay attention to it over and over again and you'll be empowered by this hypnotic album. Expand