Smalhans - Lindstrøm
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  • Record Label: Smalltown Supersound
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Left-Field House, Neo-Disco
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    Smalhans is all the luscious layering, thoughtful breakdowns, sneaky beats and catchy positivity fans would expect with some cockier, more straightforward dance moves included, as well.
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    80
    Smalhans is a veritable feast of grin-inducing dancefloor treats.
  3. Nov 16, 2012
    80
    There are no new tricks at hand here, no experimental forays into the goonier psych-prog ends of the space disco genre. And you know what? Thank f*** for that.
  4. 70
    Smallhans is an electronic purist's dream and reestablishes Lindstrøm as an innovative producer who is capable of powerful work.
  5. Nov 16, 2012
    70
    If there's a weakness here, it's in the lack of variety to Smalhans' structures and sounds, the emphasis on arpeggios and keyboard lines that arc ever higher.
  6. Nov 14, 2012
    70
    Lindstrom is becoming increasingly diverse; but his style is immediately recognizable--probably as good a proof of artistic development as there is. Cheap and dirty, he still shines.
  7. Nov 6, 2012
    60
    If you can get by the instruments of choice and shed your pop-cultural and historical references long enough to forgive the undeniably cheesy synth lines you may just find yourself appreciating this record for what I believe it was intended to be-upbeat, easy-listening dance music.

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