- Summary: The debut release for the British electronic duo of Guy and Howard Lawrence features guest appearances from AlunaGeorge, Eliza Doolittle, Sasha Keable, London Grammar, Ed Macfarlane, Sam Smith, Jesse Ware, and Jamie Woon.
- Record Label: Island
- Genre(s): Electronic, House, Garage, Club/Dance, 2-Step/British Garage
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Mar 5, 2014I totally hated this album when i first heard it. I didn't understand what the fuss is all about. Then it received many accolades from numerous music critics, so i decided to give it a second chance.
I started discovering a track here and a track there that were really amazing. "Latch" and "Defeated No More" made me really wanna get up and dance.
Then i took notice of "Help Me Lose My Mind", and i fell in love with it. And finally i re listened to the entire album, and was totally captivated by it, particularly by "F For You", "Second Chance", "You & Me", and "Boiling".
I love how the album was like a journey to me. I'm really excited for Disclosure and can't wait for their new work.… Expand
Oct 23, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Disclosure are a UK electronic duo of brothers with a knack for smooth grooves and catchy passages. They maintain good musical flow throughout their debut album, "Settle," by incorporating innovative vocal tracks and very intelligent synth parts. Every single song on this project is worthy of fervent head-bopping, making it an insanely FUN listen. Tracks like "Defeated No More" have very ethereal and introspective keys layered on driving and galloping drum sounds. Now, these are the kinds of jams where I can easily imagine a catwalk replete with glitter-laden models strutting seriously, and the crowd in completely engrossed in the spectacle on the stage. And bangers like "Stimulation" make the listener feel as if they are witnessing an assembly line for dancing robots, fueled by the power of funk. The duo nearly perfectly balance atmospheric integrity and appreciation with danceability. As the familiarity of electronic music becomes familiar to the normal listener, the guest singers add a new depth into the already surreal atmosphere and dimension of the songs, really complementing the album, giving it a unique trademark and style. It's a project that retains the familiarity of popular electronic music as well as the unpredictability of adept song composition skills.
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Mar 23, 2014Settle is probably the electronica/dance album that I have returned to most this year. I came into the album after hearing "When a Fire Starts to Burn," but "Latch" and "White Noise" kept me hooked in. The softer sound and R&B vocals give the record a nostalgic feel (not that I'm old enough to actually understand what that means). The album works great when played from start to finish, but its 18 tracks do start falling into each other.… Expand
Jun 4, 2013Soft synths and smooth-voiced collaborations fill this album with brilliant dance tracks. Its beats flow well and, while there are some not-impressive-at-all tracks and a chance of boring you by its repetitive dullness, the album gets more solid with every listen. Some of the highlights here, "Latch" and "Help Me Lose My Mind", may be the right way to start this album. If you find yourself willing for more after hearing these two tracks, then you should go ahead and get this album. It's worth the money.… Expand
Jun 25, 2013Absolute garbage. There is nothing original here. Stay far far away. Overhyped junk, masquerading as, I don't even know. This sounds like something a high school kid put together on a mac in 1997, mixed with some sappy R&B vocals. If you dance to this you are a terrible dancer.… Expand
Published: December 4, 2013Throughout the coming weeks, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from dozens of music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
|Spiderland [Box Set] - Slint|
|Led Zeppelin III [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Led Zeppelin I [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Led Zeppelin II [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Definitely Maybe [Remastered] - Oasis|
|Nightclubbing [Deluxe Edition] - Grace Jones|
|Miles at the Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3 - Miles Davis|
|From Parts Unknown - Every Time I Die|
|The Satanist - Behemoth|
|Home, Like Noplace Is There - The Hotelier|
|Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [40th Anniversary Edition] - Elton John|
|Illmatic XX [20th Anniversary Edition] - Nas|
|St. Vincent - St. Vincent|
|Rat Conspiracy [Box Set] - Unwound|
|Superunknown [Deluxe Edition] - Soundgarden|
|High Land, Hard Rain [30th Anniversary Edition] - Aztec Camera|
|To Be Kind - Swans|
|Anthology [Box Set] - The Clean|
|Rooms of the House - La Dispute|
|Colfax - The Delines|