• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2013
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Sep 30, 2013
    100
    What Lopatin leaves us with is a stunning example in the evolution of an artistic premise and a flawless embodiment of emotive responses to sound, which unite here in their most fractured form: a moving stillness for the digital age.
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    95
    For all of its turbulence and dislocations, R Plus Seven is an astounding thing to behold, a perfectly imperfect and downright breathtaking masterpiece.
  3. 91
    It simultaneously respects and warps electronic machines, making for an ideal entry point into the disparate segments of digital life: the horrifying as well as the beautiful.
  4. Dec 10, 2013
    90
    EBM equals R Plus Seven. [Sep 2013, p.49]
  5. Here, Lopatin excels at what he’s been doing since his first release as Oneohtrix Point Never, and what first brought us to him: drawing feeling out of the digital realm, instead of just channeling it.
  6. If you're willing to take the time and patience required to give this album the attention it really deserves, you'll find the rewards will exist long after you turn off the album.
  7. 90
    R Plus Seven might be the first album to crystallize the simultaneous joy and terror inherent in a life of constant connection and constant surveillance.
  8. May 1, 2014
    89
    With every release he proves his idiosyncrasy. Nobody else in the world knows how to make an Oneohtrix Point Never album.
  9. Oct 4, 2013
    84
    R Plus Seven doesn’t have quite the disembodied weirdness of Replica, but it’s no less accomplished, another intriguing chapter from an artist whose work remains alive with possibility.
  10. Oct 2, 2013
    82
    R Plus Seven isn’t the masterpiece of technical error that its predecessor was; it’s the dissection of a heart.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 1, 2013
    10
    A masterpiece of plunderphonics and experimental. Intense, disquieting and at times calm and sometimes euphoric. A brain maze of destroyed,A masterpiece of plunderphonics and experimental. Intense, disquieting and at times calm and sometimes euphoric. A brain maze of destroyed, repeated and sliced samples, ambient choruses, and shocked, punchy synthesizers. An album to sit down and really fall into it. Imagination is highly encouraged. A must listen for all lovers of music. Full Review »
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    9
    This is a treasure. It offers a wide palette of emotions, from the exciting to the serene. Amazing production, linking all these samples intoThis is a treasure. It offers a wide palette of emotions, from the exciting to the serene. Amazing production, linking all these samples into an entire album of beautiful sounds.

    This can be a very rewarding listening experience, if you're patient enough. I didn't like this album the first time i listened to it. It was only by the third time that i discovered the gems inside and loved it.

    Perhaps that's its only drawback. That it requires some sort of commitment.
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