Melt - Young Magic
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  • Summary: Genres such as hip-hop, soul, dubstep, electronic, and West African music are featured on the debut album for the New York-based trio, who come via Australia and Indonesia.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
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  1. Feb 16, 2012
    80
    From the album's very first strains, you know something mysterious, maybe even mystical, is afoot.
  2. 80
    Young Magic are even more dizzyingly chaotic [than The Ruby Suns].
  3. Apr 4, 2012
    80
    Young Magic transform their emulation into a transformation of a style that's like nothing else out there.
  4. Feb 13, 2012
    68
    It's a cushy listen, if not only always distinctive, particularly since the shorter tracks often amount to a cooled, deep-blue gelatin that holds the previously released singles together.
  5. 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.
  6. 60
    As it stands today, they're just another band doing a very familiar thing--at least they're doing it really well.
  7. 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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