Mr. Impossible


Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Under The Radar
    Jul 9, 2012
    Impossible feels weirdly adroit. [Jun 2012, p.160]
  2. Jun 21, 2012
    There is a laudably uncompromising quality to the album which I admire. But by the time I get to album finale Brunswick Sludge I find myself getting a little bored with it all. There's only so much wacky noise experimentation I can take in one go.
  3. May 3, 2012
    Mr. Impossible is easily Black Dice's most accessible album yet, but that's not saying much. It's still very uneasy listening.
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 13, 2012
    A record that is a highly-concentrated shot of sound. You might lose your mind, but Black Dice never lose the plot. [May 2012, p.91]
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    Yet despite having created a record that admirably challenges pop conventions, Black Dice could let a little more of the tradition in to help shape their material further and get the most from this direction.
  6. 60
    As bewilderingly little logic as Black Dice's rave collages contain, they're nailing something close to unique.
  7. Apr 12, 2012
    While that combination [hip-hop beat, industrial trudge, start-stop synth] yields some moments of blissful jitteriness and pop rejiggering, Mr. Impossible never gets too far past being big, dumb, and unquantifiably creepy.
  8. Apr 9, 2012
    When it works, the noises are strange and exciting, like discovering a dead animal as a child, all over a danceable groove. When it doesn't, it just sounds like a drunken jam sesh over fucked up Casio drum loops.
  9. Apr 9, 2012
    The trio's sixth album Mr Impossible finds Black Dice at their most accessible and most aggravating.
  10. Apr 24, 2012
    [By] stripping down their music to basics, Black Dice have lost the soul in their music. The neatly-defined order of the motifs and disorder of the noise together create a surprisingly tedious album.

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