Replica - Oneohtrix Point Never
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22

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  1. 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 album so far, check it out.
  2. 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 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 electricityAt 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. Collapse
  3. May 15, 2012
    10
    Most important minimalist (not really) / experimental / noise album since the Disintegration Loops. But if you're reading this you probably already know that.
  4. Apr 11, 2012
    1
    A la fin d'en faire trop autour de ces groupes, certains croient qu'il font de grands albums. Malheureusement ici on s'ennuie du début à la fin, on le sait déjà ce genre d'album sera oublié quelques mois après. D'ailleurs c'est déjà fait.
  5. Nov 24, 2011
    8
    album with a great concept ( â
  6. Nov 21, 2011
    8
    You have to be really skilled to take a bunch of the â
  7. Nov 13, 2011
    9
    Score: 9.1/10 A very experimental and glitchy piece of ambient influenced music. This album is rich in texture and very thought provoking. From just looking at the album cover you can feel pain, and self-hate. The music only further takes you into these feelings, expanding on them even without the use of lyrics. This is a very hard trick to pull, and this album did it superblyScore: 9.1/10 A very experimental and glitchy piece of ambient influenced music. This album is rich in texture and very thought provoking. From just looking at the album cover you can feel pain, and self-hate. The music only further takes you into these feelings, expanding on them even without the use of lyrics. This is a very hard trick to pull, and this album did it superbly through most of its length. Each track gives you glimpses of feelings, jumping in and out sometimes and dragging out in other cases. It all sums up to an end where a man can no longer see himself. This album is very reminiscent of DJ Shadow's 'Endrtoducing' in sound, but features very little in the way of Hip-hop influence. All in all I would sum this up as an incredibly strong piece of experimental work. Not all the experimentations were a success, at times in this album they can be slightly irritating, but the sense of atmosphere is truly tragic and that alone makes this album worth owning. Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Chugging, grinding, crackling, swelling, bubbling, babbling, these tracks don't sound like part of the natural world, but they do sound cognizant of the natural world.
  2. Jan 20, 2012
    70
    Take off your thinking cap, and Replica reveals mostly pleasant, mellow ambient jams.
  3. Jan 12, 2012
    80
    Simultaneously beautiful and unsettling, it moves from stuttering rhythms of ghost vocals and music loops to immersive multi-layered waves of digital polyphony. [Dec. 2011 p. 99]