No World

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2013
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Mar 18, 2013
    60
    No world expands the EP’s sound into a slow-burning stew of low bass, nervously ricocheting ticks, and rim shots. The synths circle woozily, usually providing more of the atmosphere than the lead melody. The vocals aren’t hiding, but they’re not out in front either.
  2. Feb 21, 2013
    60
    It is a subtle work that may not blow you away but provides lovely succour if you care to wallow in a soulfully translucent daze.
  3. Feb 21, 2013
    60
    The overall effect is pleasantly daydreamy, though the album quickly settles into one gear.
  4. Mar 13, 2013
    54
    It's really unfortunate that Inc. hasn't been able to elevate beyond these very basic production mistakes; they give an impression that No World was either unmastered or mastered haphazardly.
  5. 50
    None [of the tracks], however, are particularly distinctive from the rest, and while that’s not always a bad thing, it can get frustrating fast when an artist’s single weapon is a certain narrow, half-awake affect.
  6. Feb 19, 2013
    50
    Much of No World is so slight, tentative, and ill-defined that it easily slips into pleasant background listening for intimate encounters and soul searching.
  7. Q Magazine
    Feb 12, 2013
    40
    The suspicion is that, in parts at least, No World was more satisfying to make than it is to listen to. [Mar 2013, p.104]

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