Melt

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    60
    The harmonies never reach the heights of say, Toro Y Moi--though Night In The Ocean's fusion of hip-hop thud and buzzing shoegaze guitars shows a welcome willingness to try. [Mar 2012, p.113]
  2. Feb 22, 2012
    60
    While standards are generally high on the record's first half, it feels like three EPs have been welded together to form Melt.
  3. Feb 17, 2012
    60
    Its Yeasayer-aping can seem too familiar at times, but on the whole Young Magic's debut is a beguiling brain-burp of a listen.
  4. 60
    As it stands today, they're just another band doing a very familiar thing--at least they're doing it really well.
  5. Feb 13, 2012
    60
    It's frequently impressive and occasionally lovely, but often loses its soul in Emmanuel's relentless barrage of spectacular effects. [Mar 2012, p.107]
  6. Mar 12, 2012
    50
    Repetition robbed of progression; themes are lobbed at the listener ad nauseum, until the whole thing is downgraded from "danceable" to "wallpaper."
  7. Feb 17, 2012
    50
    A largely tepid and boring travelogue across a glacial and downtempo soundscape that offers little in variety or abstraction.
  8. Feb 13, 2012
    50
    This is an LP that promised much but ultimately it's a puzzling affair.
  9. Jun 28, 2012
    40
    Melt doesn't sound fractured because of a glut of geographical references but because of its pieced-together nature.

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