Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. 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.
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    40
    Shobaleader One's not tuneful enough to pass for pop, not funky enough to satisfy a club, and lacks the wildstyle (if sometimes infuriating) excess of Squarepusher's other records. Whether hard or soft, there's nothing here that you can't hear executed with more joie de vivre by a half-dozen Frenchmen.
  3. Q Magazine
    Dec 20, 2010
    40
    Not for the first time, you find yourself wondering whether Squarepusher is taking the piss. [Dec 2010, p.113]
  4. 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.

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