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  • Summary: This concept mini-album consists of nine tracks performed by a mysterious quartet named Shobaleader One.
  • Record Label: Warp
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Indie Electronic, Experimental Techno, Experimental Electro
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    80
    By the time that the closing track has concluded its schizophrenic barrage of drumming, the album has exhausted and enthralled its listeners, who will be ready to press rewind and live through it again.
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    This new project--fronting a five-piece band made up of mystery members who apparently contacted him on spec--has reined in his more wayward tendencies with positive results. [Dec 2010, p.105]
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    80
    The result is an improbably appealing melange of hyperslick R&B and musoid avant-Metal, where mid-1080s Radio Top Shop melodies nestle in the artful embrace of surgically enhanced riffola and soaring, pitchwheel punishing minimoog solos. [Nov 2010, p.65]
  4. Dec 14, 2010
    60
    It's an excellent way for Jenkinson to branch out and try something different--his playing and programming is definitely up to his high standard--but aside from the sweet retro vibes, it's hardly a classic.
  5. Dec 14, 2010
    60
    While fans of rebooted electro-boogie are probably better off seeking out Dam-Funk's excellent Toeachizown from last year, Shobaleader certainly has its endearingly eccentric moments.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    40
    Not for the first time, you find yourself wondering whether Squarepusher is taking the piss. [Dec 2010, p.113]
  7. Dec 14, 2010
    30
    I wasn't fond of the Shobaleader One EP. It wasn't good. Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator is no better.

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