Senior - Röyksopp
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Senior makes a strong claim to be 2010's best electronic album. It's a record to lie back and drown in.
  2. While some of the tracks sound like rough sketches that were simply given a bit more shading, most of Senior captivates as a full-length experience.
  3. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    The patient, thoughtful strokes here are sometimes interesting but rarely exciting.
  4. It is pleasant, and largely forgettable.
  5. Lack of pop structures be damned, the Norwegian duo have created a freewheeling, pleasant affair--even if we get the feeling we've heard it all before.
  6. It can't be said that Senior fails to meet its modest wallpaper-ish aims, yet it hardly represents the best Royksopp has to offer.
  7. There's still a feeling that the two albums might have worked better as one. [Nov 2010, p.114]
  8. It's maybe a little older and a little wiser than Junior but it just isn't anywhere near as much fun.
  9. Dec 22, 2010
    50
    While Senior is sometimes reminiscent of Royksopp's stellar 2001 debut Melody A.M., it also feels like a poor man's attempt at an Air record.
  10. Oct 27, 2010
    40
    Maybe it's just its drastic contrast with the chirpy and pop-friendly Junior that makes Senior seem so dreary, but even out of context, Royksopp's latest seems like a poor, thoroughly underdeveloped and, dare I say it, unfinished effort.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 9, 2013
    7
    Not as good as Junior or the other records, but it is still good. Not very "danceable" music, but it's music to listen relaxed; without any sounds near, just you and Senior. Full Review »