- 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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Feb 21, 2014Dear Brits: please don't stop what you're doing. Young British brother duo Disclosure knock the music world off its socks with theirDear Brits: please don't stop what you're doing. Young British brother duo Disclosure knock the music world off its socks with their groundbreaking garage debut album "Settle," proving to the world that it's the Brits, not the Swedes, who will elevate the electronic dance genre to the artistic potential it's meant to reach. "Settle" is sexy, slick, stylish, and impeccably produced – imagine the robot from the Svedka advertisements got a degree in music theory and teamed up with early 2000s Daft Punk to create the hottest album of 2013. The beats are never laid too thick. On the contrary, they act as pulsating beds for the powerful vocals that carry each track. Disclosure establish a remarkably minimalist yet complex sound that dominates the album but never overwhelms any individual track. You won't find any other album like it, and if "Settle" is any decent indication of the future of EDM, then I am all ears for 2014. As for the future of Disclosure – well let's face it, with a debut this commanding, they're set.
FINAL SCORE: 100 (perfect)… Expand
Jun 21, 2013I have only listened to this album and i have decided that it is a great album that has some fantastic sounds and riffs to it. Really freshI have only listened to this album and i have decided that it is a great album that has some fantastic sounds and riffs to it. Really fresh and different, with some of the collaborations are the best tracks… Expand
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 fromI 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
Sep 5, 2014I never really was a fan of electronic music. Maybe I didn't explore the genre too well, but to me electronic music seemed black and white;I never really was a fan of electronic music. Maybe I didn't explore the genre too well, but to me electronic music seemed black and white; consisting of either over-the-top dubstep or stagnant ambient music.
However once introduced to this album through a friend's suggestion, I fell in love with it almost immediately. Of course I was enamored by Sam Smith's Latch at first, though through a couple of playthroughs of all the songs, I found that I liked a majority of the tracks. Though some songs didn't seem to have any direction like "Grab Her" and "Second Chance", none of them were a pain to have in the background. The rhythm of every song is catchy and will have your fingers tapping.
While the album tracks can be considered "sexy", they never included graphic sexual references. This was a nice change for a music industry that focuses heavily on either rampant sex or sappy love songs. The mood was mature, but not necessarily inappropriate either; a really good combo. And although the lyrics weren't deep or meaningful, the flow and tone set by them really enrich the music. The inclusion of UK singers additionally accentuate the romantic feel of the album. While romance is the overarching theme of this album, the songs are never repetitive. Songs like "Latch" and "White Noise" will make you feel like dancing, whereas "Defeated No More" and "Help Me Lose My Mind" offer smooth relaxing beats and lyrics.
Disclosure's settle is a tremendous album. Definitely buy it and check out some of the remixes.… Expand
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 StartsSettle 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
Apr 23, 2015While the sounds in this album have been done before, the House beats that these two brothers employ feels lively as ever with tons of greatWhile the sounds in this album have been done before, the House beats that these two brothers employ feels lively as ever with tons of great tracks that are great to jam to.… 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 likeAbsolute 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.
Awards & Rankings
|OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017 - Radiohead|
|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Version] - The Beatles|
|Purple Rain [Deluxe Expanded Edition] - Prince and the Revolution|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 1984-2014 [Box Set] - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings [Box Set] - Elvis Presley|
|Kickin Child: Lost Columbia Album 1965 - Dion|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|Singles [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Deluxe Edition] - Various Artists|
|Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 - Thelonious Monk|
|Melodrama - Lorde|
|Bright Phoebus [Reissue] - Lal & Mike Waterson|
|The Joshua Tree [30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - U2|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|Black Origami - Jlin|
|Science Fiction - Brand New|
|Leftism 22 [Reissue] - Leftfield|
|Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples|
|American Dream - LCD Soundsystem|
|Far from Over - Vijay Iyer|