No World

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

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. Feb 12, 2013
    These gifted siblings have come of age. You’ll want what they’re having.
  2. 70
    Overall, there is a very cloud-like vibe, reticent of stammering into a mysterious blend of genres.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    The fearful funk of inc. isn't just summarised as another outlet for meditative reflection--every song on this record showcases unbeatable quirk-pop perfection.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    No World is a heady mix of opaque beats and Romy Madley Croft guitar lines that reverberate throughout the band's 41-minutes of modest club bangers.
  5. 80
    While indebted to the music that came before it, No World is very much of the here and now.
  6. Mar 15, 2013
    With major-label R & B still getting a bad rap for being too verbose and sappy, in slides inc. with a tactical and tactful blend of seductive strains framed by minimal instrumentation.
  7. Mojo
    Feb 12, 2013
    Inc. have taken pop-R'n'B out of the cynical genre tourism and into somewhere far more interesting. [Mar 2013, p.94]
  8. 80
    Their debut album is 11 whispered R&B songs, all textured, considered and thoughtfully constructed.
  9. Feb 19, 2013
    inc. is both faithful to its source material and clever enough to twist it into new shapes, but at least for the time being, no world is unlikely to bring the Ageds out of the shadows.
  10. Feb 13, 2013
    The results are dark and slinking, but also highly exquisite, as No World boasts a moody set of tracks that are neither loud nor aggressive, but still possess a very raw and beautiful power lurking behind the whispers.
  11. Feb 20, 2013
    Their hooks sink deep, but you'll be more likely to hum than sing along, simply because their words so often disappear into the ether like messages traced with your fingertips on a fogged mirror.
  12. 70
    Though it tails off, it starts wonderfully, and how much you enjoy No World’s second half will entirely depend on whether you thought the successes of its first were so great that they were worth repeating within the following 20 minutes.
  13. May 8, 2013
    If the album can be considered R&B proper, it’s one of the most consistent and fulfilling longplayers the genre has yet birthed.
  14. Uncut
    Feb 12, 2013
    It's a guarded affair, drawing from the same muted palette of emotions throughout. [Mar 2013, p.73]

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