Sound-Dust - Stereolab
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  • Summary: This is the eighth full-length release for British art-pop ensemble. Not surprisingly, John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke co-produced the album, with additional contributions from Sean O'Hagan (The High Llamas).
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Has a playful, at times otherworldly style which brings to mind children's fairy tales.
  2. 80
    An optimistic-feeling, playful record that recalls the jazzy-edged sunshine and beat pop of the '60s.
  3. Their best yet. [Sep 2001, p.120]
  4. There's everything to like about this release, but nothing to grip or to enage the senses... Stereolab have now defined and refined themselves to a point where they are almost invisible. [#211, p.53]
  5. A major rebirth, relegating the chirpy melodies to expedients, relying less on Sadier's monotone singing, and reaching for new formats within the group's formidable compositional skills.
  6. It all sounds nice, but little sticks.
  7. 10
    I don't know which Stereolab album is more nauseating: Sound-Dust or the last one. [#51, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9