R.I.P. - Actress
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  1. Apr 24, 2012
    10
    Another example of Metacritic's odd weighted means. An album which is game changing for EDM and getting critically acclaimed and Metacritic's score is 72? I had to make an account to try to off balance that. This is an amazing diverse album that reveals it's layers in repeated listens. There is a narrative that runs through it and it's amazing to see how even minimal music can revealAnother example of Metacritic's odd weighted means. An album which is game changing for EDM and getting critically acclaimed and Metacritic's score is 72? I had to make an account to try to off balance that. This is an amazing diverse album that reveals it's layers in repeated listens. There is a narrative that runs through it and it's amazing to see how even minimal music can reveal complex design. It will be interesting to see how this score changes as more reviews come in Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2013
    9
    Darren Cunningham's music as Actress has been a microscope of increasing strength. Starting with a broad purview of dubstep/techno, he has zoomed in on the beats to the point where he is looking at single pixels R.I.P is inscrutably close, with only brief snatches of the familiar, leaving you adrift in space, connected to the music by the slightest gossamer strand. What is frustratinglyDarren Cunningham's music as Actress has been a microscope of increasing strength. Starting with a broad purview of dubstep/techno, he has zoomed in on the beats to the point where he is looking at single pixels R.I.P is inscrutably close, with only brief snatches of the familiar, leaving you adrift in space, connected to the music by the slightest gossamer strand. What is frustratingly out of reach at first becomes cherished the further you are willing to explore. Expand
  3. May 12, 2012
    4
    It is different...i will give it that but unfortunately not for the better. Its meandering but goes nowhere. Its sigur ros without the brilliant music. I wanted so to like it but there is nothing there.
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jun 15, 2012
    70
    It's the sound of a DJ just getting started after everyone's gone home.
  2. Jun 6, 2012
    70
    R.I.P. is at its most basic a beautiful electronic album, as rewarding as it is challenging.
  3. May 25, 2012
    80
    He's gone several steps further away from standard dance structure and into abstraction and ambience here – and it's all the better for it.