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  • Summary: The fifth full-length solo studio release for the British electronic artist/producer features elements from such styles and influences from acoustic piano, choral music, psychedelic ambient, and techno music.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
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  1. 100
    Though Singularity's 62-minutes can get extremely heavy--Hopkins fondly calls its gargantuan centrepiece ‘Everything Connected’ a “massive techno bastard” – it’s still a near-perfect trip, and one that confirms Hopkins’ status as one of the genre’s brightest talents.
  2. 91
    Singularity is the follow up every fan would hope for. It's larger; it's denser; it's quicker. It’s a 63-minute microhouse masterpiece. It rebroadcasts Hopkins’ sound as a more atmospheric, clearer vision.
  3. May 10, 2018
    83
    Singularity is ultimately grounded in the personal, not the cosmic, which is what makes this head music so rich.
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 30, 2018
    80
    Singularity is rich enough to let your mind wander through it. [Jun 2018, p.104]
  5. May 4, 2018
    80
    As a trip of just over an hour, Singularity is varied and consistently compelling.
  6. May 2, 2018
    80
    Yet another satisfying record from the London-based producer, who, while loses marks for his perhaps too similar creation, remains an important figure in the UK electronic scene and for good reason. Ultimately, Singularity will shape your summer of 2018 the same way Immunity did of 2013, and all power to it.
  7. May 4, 2018
    40
    Too much of this album is the sort of thing people stick on to make their drug comedowns feel meaningful.

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  1. May 11, 2018
    10
    "Singularity" is a pearl escaped from a black hole, an incredible and immersive trip that connect every elements and every details of nature"Singularity" is a pearl escaped from a black hole, an incredible and immersive trip that connect every elements and every details of nature into a universal flux, regard the the most mechanical but equally successful "Immunity". Jon is on fire or maybe he's just an alien. Expand
  2. May 4, 2018
    10
    Singularity is the ultimate proof of Hopkins evolution and maturity, going for an even grander sound than his previous LP, being more than 60Singularity is the ultimate proof of Hopkins evolution and maturity, going for an even grander sound than his previous LP, being more than 60 minutes long, Singularity is an epic mix of techno and ambient, resulting in one of the best electronic albums of the decade (in my opinion). Expand
  3. May 18, 2018
    10
    I'm a big fan of John's previous albums. and especially Immunity's Abandon Windows a special song that I will carry with me forever (funeralI'm a big fan of John's previous albums. and especially Immunity's Abandon Windows a special song that I will carry with me forever (funeral song for my brother and Father)

    And then comes Singularity along..... Emerald Rush YES. A pure rush that fills you with so many positive feelings. No, no drugs needed for this 100% pure.

    Yes I can only quote Pitchfork " John is playing God"
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  4. Jun 14, 2018
    10
    This album is sublime. Each sound is so meticulously crafted and filled with raw feeling. Compared to other genres, electronic music canThis album is sublime. Each sound is so meticulously crafted and filled with raw feeling. Compared to other genres, electronic music can sometimes feel cold or detached, but not with this album. It feels alive, human, and alien all at once. On this album, Jon has mastered the use of the stereo field to create an incredibly three dimensional sound. And within that space he takes us on a sonically brilliant emotional rollercoaster ranging from wistfulness to pure bliss. Expand
  5. May 4, 2018
    10
    This album feels like a cold breeze on a summernight. It is clear, bold and beautiful altogether. One of the best electronic albums I've listened to.
  6. May 18, 2018
    9
    After an album ''Immunity'', ''Singularity'' is another Jon Hopkins's triumph. It has brilliant opening with ''Singularity'' (first highlightAfter an album ''Immunity'', ''Singularity'' is another Jon Hopkins's triumph. It has brilliant opening with ''Singularity'' (first highlight on an album), continues with an excellent ''Emerald Rush'' and closes with a second highlight on an album ''Everything Connected,'' a psychedelic techno anthem that evokes similar stuff, a ''Collider'' from the album ''Immunity''. The second half of an album has a sedative effect which is also very good. Expand
  7. May 31, 2018
    7
    Its hard to find anything about this album particularly original or memorable. Jon is playing with sounds that have been done so many timesIts hard to find anything about this album particularly original or memorable. Jon is playing with sounds that have been done so many times before in so many ways; but at least he does it well. Expand

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