Rounds - Four Tet
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Universal acclaim- based on 38 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. 80
    Hebden treats software as a rocky road to hummable compositions of seductively intricate invention. [#17, p.135]
  7. 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: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. GerardJ
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    Beautiful. Do I need to say more?
  2. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    Nearly perfectly crafted tracks that stun you with their beauty. The sound quality was great and everything mixed together so well, this albumNearly perfectly crafted tracks that stun you with their beauty. The sound quality was great and everything mixed together so well, this album always puts me in a good mood and will remain one of my favorites for a long time. If you're looking for a Four Tet entry point look no further, Rounds is his master piece. Collapse
  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. KidA
    Jul 10, 2006
    9
    Absolutely gorgeous
  7. stavyys.
    May 9, 2003
    0
    just plain boring :-( and without true emotions and fragility

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