Michael - Les Sins
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    90
    Michael may very well contain the best material Bundick has released throughout his already stellar career.
  2. 85
    If Michael is Chaz Bundick's guided tour of dance music, then he takes you to some unexpected but seriously interesting places.
  3. 83
    Bundick’s inspirations run rampant across the back half of Michael.
  4. Nov 7, 2014
    80
    Side projects come and go, but it’s obvious that Les Sins is going to be around for some time.
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    Michael is everything one would expect from Les Sins' highly anticipated debut and more.
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    It’s a remarkably consistent dance album in a singles-based genre that usually fails when it comes to full-lengths.
  7. 70
    It all adds up to a cerebral and entertaining tribute to the many and varied incarnations of dance.

  8. 70
    As an artistic step forward, Les Sins certainly registers.
  9. Nov 3, 2014
    70
    It may not displace Toro y Moi as Bundick's most satisfying project, but as an outlet for his dance music urges, Les Sins works very well.
  10. Nov 12, 2014
    66
    Although Michael is likely destined to end up a minor effort in Bundick’s expanding catalogue, his talent and radiant passion for new musical ideas and a wide breadth of sounds render the album a worthwhile effort for even casual listeners.
  11. Nov 4, 2014
    60
    It’s a mixed bag. Bundick is trying on a little bit of everything with Les Sins, perfecting nothing but never quite failing either.
  12. Nov 3, 2014
    60
    For its maker, it’s a chance to cut loose under the banner of diminished expectations; for the listener, it’s a temporary distraction at best.
  13. Dec 4, 2014
    50
    It's less derivative than some current house revivalists, and perfect wallpaper for independent coffee shops, but you can't really get down to such studiousness. [Jan 2015, p.74]
  14. 50
    His abilities as a storyteller remain relatively unchallenged, an attribute that is almost wholly absent from the album’s 11 tracks.

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