Pacifica

  • Record Label: Modular
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2012
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. Dec 3, 2014
    10
    Coming off of the dark synth and whispering lyrics of Blow Up, the more upbeat and funky Beams and the apocalyptic themes of Apocalypso, the Presets continue to innovate with Pacifica, never doing the same thing twice and never falling below the line.
    Pacifica is an absolute treat to listen to, from stat to finish, between intense beats in A.O. and Youth in Trouble and lighter tunes in
    Coming off of the dark synth and whispering lyrics of Blow Up, the more upbeat and funky Beams and the apocalyptic themes of Apocalypso, the Presets continue to innovate with Pacifica, never doing the same thing twice and never falling below the line.
    Pacifica is an absolute treat to listen to, from stat to finish, between intense beats in A.O. and Youth in Trouble and lighter tunes in Ghosts and If I Know You, every song is kept fresh while still keeping the distinctive Presets sound. A solid 10/10 album, a gift for your ears.
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  2. Dec 9, 2012
    9
    The album is very enjoyable and easy to listen to with particular stand out songs being Ghosts, Promises and Fall. If you enjoyed their previous albums I would definitely give this a listen.
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 50
    It’s not awful, just bland, and lacks the bite that electro-pop records need to be lifted out of the purgatory that is mediocrity.
  2. Q Magazine
    Oct 14, 2013
    60
    It can feel on occasion like being rhythmically walloped round the head with a history book, but when Hamilton properly locks into the immediacy of his and Kim Moyes's immense electronic grooves, its undeniably powerful. [Nov 2013, p.114]
  3. Oct 14, 2013
    60
    Across Six Leap Years serves the weirdest of purposes, pleasing (presumably) both band and fans. Many of these reworks are so slightly different as to possibly only truly satisfy the former, but no matter.