Rounds

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Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sample-based indietronica LP 'Rounds' is the third solo effort for Fridge's Kieran Hebden.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. A trove of bewitching melody and subtle invention, Rounds succeeds not only as a meticulously conceived piece of art but also as a moving expression of human warmth.
  2. Charming, civilized, childish, Kieran Hebden imagines an aural space in which electronic malfunction is cute rather than annoying or ominous.
  3. Rounds is a perfect mix of subdued chill-out music and up-tempo beats.
  4. If you've liked any of his previous work, you won't go wrong here.
  5. Sensitive ones will fall in love instantly; Fat Beats futurists might wait for the Jay Dee remix due later this year.
  6. Blender
    80
    Hebden treats software as a rocky road to hummable compositions of seductively intricate invention. [#17, p.135]
  7. Rolling Stone
    70
    Rounds is almost accidentally poignant--it's like hearing shattered transmissions of sentimental old music. [15 May 2003, p.134]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. GerardJ
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    Beautiful. Do I need to say more?
  2. Roaf
    Dec 8, 2006
    10
    Absolutely stunning! Though takes a number of listens to get your head around.
  3. christophern
    May 27, 2003
    10
    Wonderful assortment of electronic music. Will be in my top 10 for the year.
  4. LawrenceP
    May 27, 2005
    10
    Yes it is "as serious as your life". A must have in your collection.
  5. JeroenV
    Jul 14, 2003
    9
    Very intelligent electronic compilations...!
  6. Dec 20, 2013
    8
    This album just flat out leaves a great impression. I find myself going back to it over and over. Domino records has a great list of employeesThis album just flat out leaves a great impression. I find myself going back to it over and over. Domino records has a great list of employees and Four Tet is equal to its company. Rounds is my favorite addition addition to their discography, right after There is Love in You. Expand
  7. stavyys.
    May 9, 2003
    0
    just plain boring :-( and without true emotions and fragility

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