Lucky Shiner - Gold Panda
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  • Summary: UK producer Gold Panda's debut is a fusion of psychedelic pop, samples and dance beats.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. After I got over my high I began to feel the rest of the album was a letdown, but far from it--just lesser variations on his trick of deploying short samples as beats without settling for staccato. Kind of like in rock and roll even if you'd never know it to listen to it--only to think about it.
  2. It's all a lot to wrap your head around, and depending on your mindset, you could either follow the sound collage down the rabbit hole or simply ride the surface-level groove.
  3. Dec 13, 2010
    82
    The simple brilliance that Gold Panda is capable of delivering with this crisp and intricate album stands in sharp but good contrast to the previously released Quitters Raga.
  4. The music drifts effortlessly between bright effervescence and dreamy, eerie moods.
  5. For this stunning first offering South London producer Derwin Panda connects organic harmonies of Noah Lennox's Panda Bear project with Four Tet's dizzying cut-ups. [Nov 2010, p.109]
  6. This is Gold Panda's own record, an album of proper emotional heft that'll be enjoyed with a box of tissues, during tingling comedowns and on more discerning dancefloors.
  7. 60
    Sketchy beginnings, but lots of promise. [Nov 2010, p.100]

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  1. Feb 23, 2011
    5
    it's ok but nothing groundbreaking really. i keep thinking about The Field and Four Tet when I listen to it and the fact they can really do this much better than Gold Panda. But I'm looking forward to see what this artist is gonna do next. Expand

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