• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. While the maverick spirit that drives this pair is admirable, it doesn't make the end result any more enjoyable. [Apr 2008, p.102]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. AndreD.
    Mar 10, 2008
    10
    The first listen was meh at best, but immediately afterwards on the second listen it soon becomes apparent that this may be one of the The first listen was meh at best, but immediately afterwards on the second listen it soon becomes apparent that this may be one of the greatest albums they've ever released. Absolutely amazing. Full Review »
  2. EricC.
    May 5, 2008
    9
    What's painful for some is awesome for others. Experimental electro can be a very intimidating genre, and Autechre doesn't disprove What's painful for some is awesome for others. Experimental electro can be a very intimidating genre, and Autechre doesn't disprove this. You actually have to look for beats and rhythms, and the sounds they throw in may sound sensless and random. But something just clicked when I heard this album for the first time, and I actually enjoyed it. The second time, and it became my favorite album of the new year. They're ultra-precise computer tricks are beyond what most of their peers are doing (if you would dare call Does it Offend You Yeah? or Morcheeba their peers). It also doesn't hurt that this album reminds me of the score to Blade Runner (not sure why, except for the broodingly beautiful opener and closer). If you don't think that this is music, then you can't be convinced. For everyone else who is willing to get engaged in their music, then Autechre have no rivals. Also, it blows my mind how some people lable them as dance. Try to dance to them, and put it on YouTube. Full Review »
  3. MatthewB.
    Mar 27, 2008
    9
    The first time I listened to this I skimmed through the beginnings of a few tracks, and thought it wasn't anything special. However this The first time I listened to this I skimmed through the beginnings of a few tracks, and thought it wasn't anything special. However this album really only comes alive when you listen to it as a single and complete musical journey. It's their best album for many years. Full Review »