Replica

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Nov 23, 2011
    60
    Replica feels less dreamy, more disquieting. [Dec 2011, p.92]
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    60
    If Replica occasionally drifts--literally–-too close to the whiffy bongs and flotation tanks of 90s chillout, it's never predictable, and is best experienced in a continuous sitting.
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    50
    There are moments of minor success (mostly in the first half), but these are moments that rely the least on samples, retracing some of Returnal's dark, boundless, ambient journeys. [Oct. 2011, p. 113]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jan 1, 2013
    9
    At first, a harsh, slashing cascade of looping sound seeming to bubble up from a sea of warm synth tones. No album without words will everAt first, a harsh, slashing cascade of looping sound seeming to bubble up from a sea of warm synth tones. No album without words will ever give you the same chilling feel that Replica achieves. Piano and glitchy fragments collide like nothing ever before, and probably anything we will ever see. It's like wiring your brain into a broken circuit board, with audible arcs of electricity zapping throughout. If you haven't yet, give Replica a listen. Then listen to it again, and again. If it doesn't grow on you, take a walk through the woods with the title track, listen to Child Soldier with your favorite audio visualizer, and close your eyes and imagine the lush soundscape of Andro. This is a dense, beautiful testament to it's genre, and music itself. Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2012
    10
    Most important minimalist (not really) / experimental / noise album since the Disintegration Loops. But if you're reading this you probablyMost important minimalist (not really) / experimental / noise album since the Disintegration Loops. But if you're reading this you probably already know that. Full Review »
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    9
    A beautiful album, it can make for interesting dream experiences if you fall asleep with it on. Child Soldier is brilliant. His best albumA beautiful album, it can make for interesting dream experiences if you fall asleep with it on. Child Soldier is brilliant. His best album so far, check it out. Full Review »