Sound Mirrors - Coldcut
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  • Summary: This is the first album in eight years for the duo of Jon Moore and Matt Black. Roots Manuva, Mike Ladd, Jon Spencer and Andrew Broder (Fog) are among the eclectic guests.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    An astonishingly relevant album. [Mar 2006, p.112]
  2. [An] assured, wildly varied, endlessly enjoyable album that finds Coldcut in a position even more unlikely than the podium at the Brits: dance producers at the top of their game, 19 years into their career.
  3. Any number of tracks here could easily catapult them back into the consciousness of so much more than the cognoscenti.
  4. By pulling back on the "wow" factor and demanding less from the listener, Coldcut have delivered their first album that will be listened to twice as much as it's talked about.
  5. Its lack of focus often mutes its attempts to strike hard.
  6. 60
    An uneven mix. [Feb 2006, p.70]
  7. It's as if More and Black set out to purposely compose a more "mature" album. By slowing things down they're able to accommodate R&B outings, spoken word stories and artsy offerings, but to be honest, it's not all that much fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4