Diehard fans needn’t worry that Autechre have diluted themselves in that respect, for Oversteps is still a challenging listen, and one which reveals endless layers of new detail with each spin. But it’s also their most instantly rewarding – and arguably best--album to date.
It doesn’t always make for a relaxed listen, although it is certainly capable of settling in as a moody background or standing in the forefront captivating rapt ears. The swarms of noise can be both comforting and disconcerting, but each finds a place of its own as this duo continues their run of impressively novel music making.
The songs are usually too singular to fit together in any immediately recognizable way. Instead, structure and emotional resonance emerge slowly from a mix of disparate sounds, providing a soundtrack capable of transforming the mundane into the alarming, then the consoling, and back again.
- By user score
|Choir of the Mind - Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton|
|Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay - Cradle of Filth|
|Brick Body Kids Still Daydream - Open Mike Eagle|
|Hiss Spun - Chelsea Wolfe|
|Communicating - Hundred Waters|
|OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017 - Radiohead|
|Science Fiction - Brand New|
|Sleep Well Beast - The National|
|V - The Horrors|
|American Dream - LCD Soundsystem|
|A Deeper Understanding - The War on Drugs|
|Okovi - Zola Jesus|
|Music for People in Trouble - Susanne Sundfør|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Rainbow - Kesha|
|Painted Ruins - Grizzly Bear|
|The Spark - Enter Shikari|
|Luciferian Towers - Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
|Melodrama - Lorde|
|Fifth Harmony - Fifth Harmony|