Splitting The Atom [EP]

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2009
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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Feb 20, 2012
    3
    Ouch! Whilst the real Heligoland album is nowhere near as bad as this, my first listen was in such disgust that a band could take 7 years to produce such garbage. Whilst the score of 3 may appear too low, for the fan, this is nonredeemable...
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57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
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  1. On Splitting The Atom, though, the duo simply sound like they’ve run out of ideas, unsurprising given the opening half’s attempts to re-visit an album over 18 years old.
  2. If the teaser EP Splitting the Atom is any indication, that Burial remix joint will probably make a better and more convincing Massive Attack album than the next actual Massive Attack album.
  3. Far from being the band that every other band wants to sound like, this compilation-style EP suggests that Massive Attack are indiscriminately mining for something to make their own in a climate that has shifted in favour of producers like Albarn and just about anyone who can fashion bleeping synthscapes.