Production

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2001
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. For all its irrepressible sonic whimsy, Production also reveals quite a bit of unexpected depth.
  2. It's all remarkably effective. In capturing "the ghost in the machine," Mirwais has made a most warm and humane album.
  3. 80
    Mirwais lays down grooves that aren't even sensual; they're rambunctiously horny.
  4. A collection of songs that are as clever and intelligently crafted as they are danceable.
  5. Alternative Press
    80
    Filled with laid-back, intelligent electronica equally suited to dancing and chilling, Production ultimately succeeds through its deft combination of strikingly disparate elements. [#153, p.79]
  6. Production is a dance record, but Mirwais is no mere slave to the rhythm. While other artists keep the BPM pumped up, the songs here drift and simmer. "V.I. (The Last Words She Said Before Leaving," for example, creeps along at a funereal pace for more than six minutes and doesn't catch much of a beat until four minutes in.
  7. Mixer
    70
    Unrestrained by the limits of producing a radio-friendly album, Mirwais produced an excellent album that can be appreciated by both fans and critics of Madonna. [Apr 2001, p.92]
  8. Something of a mixed bag, "Production" teeters between grating aimlessness and uniquely dark, claustrophobically compressed runs through the Vocoder-happy lands of French house music.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. teop
    Nov 28, 2005
    10
    the best album of 2001
  2. JeanR.
    Oct 21, 2001
    10
    One of the best albums of 2000! Each song symbolizes something special in its own way! Brilliant sound effects and PRODUCTION!