• Band Name: Zomby
  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2011
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 2, 2011
    80
    His song progression is static, manic and as mutely thrilling as ever.
  2. 80
    Markedly different [from Dedication] in intent, a much lighter affair lacking the somewhat sombre, haunted mood of that valedictory record.
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    80
    A nebulous set of hyper-stoned musings on bass tethered together in the hard drive of one man's mind.
  4. Nov 30, 2011
    75
    While it sounds like it was taken from the same creative burst that birthed London producer Zomby's recent LP Dedication, here that album's glum funereality gets an almost dance-friendly makeover.
  5. Jan 3, 2012
    70
    Nothing can be a comfortable resting point, not only for Zomby, but also, symbolically, for the whole dubstep scene, a brief and peaceful pit stop for mental refueling and contemplation of the followed path in the vertiginous, intricate, never-ending electronic music circuit.
  6. Nov 30, 2011
    70
    If it all sounds just a bit too familiar and seems a tad forced, no one could really blame you for saying so.
  7. Nov 30, 2011
    70
    Stately though Dedication was, its serious mien and careful composition made it an introduction to Zomby that made his work seem less appealingly messy than it oftentimes is. This seven-song, 23-minute EP remedies that.
  8. Jan 5, 2012
    60
    It's clear that even though these tracks are outtakes, Zomby knows how to cater to his fans and give them exactly what they want.
  9. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    It's bookended by two tracks that pastiche liquid funk and jungle with such faithfulness they might seem pointless to anyone but nostalgic former ravers, but in between there's much to love. [Jan 2012, p.104]
  10. 60
    At the end of the day, Nothing does not seem groundbreaking because everybody is still digesting Dedication, a record that fleshes out the anachronistic ideas Nothing hints at.
  11. Nov 30, 2011
    50
    Just as Dedication surprised many listeners by aptly navigating theme, mood and flow, Nothing demonstrates Zomby knows his foundational sounds, the everything upon which he builds, better than anyone.

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