Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 5, 2013
    70
    Most of Raw Solutions is a working-through of moves from Chicago House from Juke to footwork to Ghetto House, and while well done, doesn't leave its own stamp as an outside interpretation. [May 2013, p.66]
  2. May 16, 2013
    78
    Raw Solutions is more ambitious than the average dance album, both in terms of the span of sonic territory that it covers and its attempts to synthesize all of it into one cohesive work.
  3. May 15, 2013
    80
    Where many similar hybrids are too cerebral or schizophrenic, his album is impressively tactile, and laced with a genuinely passionate pulse.
  4. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    It unravels itself while unraveling you at the same time. It’s happy-go-lucky on the surface, more mellowed out underneath.
  5. Apr 24, 2013
    20
    The majority of tunes on offer here do very little to build on the ideas and panache exposed on Soft Control.
  6. Apr 24, 2013
    80
    Raw Solutions is spirited, fiercely effective club music with nothing to hide.
  7. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    Raw Solutions is a smooth and occasionally stirring continuation that switches tacks with such frequency that pigeon-hole evasion seems like a conscious goal.
  8. Apr 24, 2013
    60
    If only Slava had focused on the highlights and cut the weaker numbers from his debut LP, he might have had a rather strong EP to share.

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