Rounds - Four Tet
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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. 100
    It's the freshest, most exciting and far-reaching left-field album in years. [Jun 2003, p.102]
  2. Charming, civilized, childish, Kieran Hebden imagines an aural space in which electronic malfunction is cute rather than annoying or ominous.
  3. If you've liked any of his previous work, you won't go wrong here.
  4. 80
    Hebden treats software as a rocky road to hummable compositions of seductively intricate invention. [#17, p.135]
  5. This is maverick electronica without the headaches. [Jul 2003, p.103]
  6. 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. Jul 16, 2013
    Nearly 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. Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2013
    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 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

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