North - Darkstar
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

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  1. While North is a far cry from Darkstar's previous releases, it's a nice addition to the world of electronica. This album sets the duo apart from their label mates, but retains the dark atmosphere that Hyperdub artists are known for.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    60
    These are worn vintage sounds, but the songs here lack the choruses and hooks to invest them with fresh life, and Buttery's voice is forgettable. [Dec 2010, p.46]
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    The main problem is that the songs too often feel like sketches. The punchline is sold too quickly, the finish too abrupt.