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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. YvesH.
    Aug 24, 2001
    9
    With bricolage Amon Tobin proved himself able to participate with the big boys on the expanding beat electro scene. A few years later permutation showed the next stadium of an artist who himself is the key of his unlimited creative growth. Now with Supermodified he opened a new dimension inside of what can be called advanced music as he delivers a record which posesses a perfect balance With bricolage Amon Tobin proved himself able to participate with the big boys on the expanding beat electro scene. A few years later permutation showed the next stadium of an artist who himself is the key of his unlimited creative growth. Now with Supermodified he opened a new dimension inside of what can be called advanced music as he delivers a record which posesses a perfect balance between rough sounds of natural instincts and hectic modern jungle beats. Expand
  2. SarahF.
    Feb 17, 2002
    10
    Dark, enchanting, atmospheric, moody and unpredictable. Tobin pulls you by the leg into a world where jazz is dissociated into its componenet parts and mixed with pretty much anything he feels like. Invograting and challenging, this release can only be faulted for the fact that the mixing and production is so dense that it somtimes becomes a sludgey soup of sounds. As Tobin himself puts Dark, enchanting, atmospheric, moody and unpredictable. Tobin pulls you by the leg into a world where jazz is dissociated into its componenet parts and mixed with pretty much anything he feels like. Invograting and challenging, this release can only be faulted for the fact that the mixing and production is so dense that it somtimes becomes a sludgey soup of sounds. As Tobin himself puts it, "frequencies sometimes clash", and thus if you enjoy clean, ultra-precise and detailed production you will be disappointed. However, I find the dreamy, vinyl quality of the sound a definite plus. The compositions are brilliant collages of chopped-up jazz samples, jungle beats, and stylish experimental sound effects. Highlights include the single "Four Ton Mantis", a dense and moody ride for the ears, and "Natureland", a syrupy-smooth downtempo piece that inspires images of smokey lounges. Expand
  3. ChrisL.
    Sep 8, 2001
    10
    I think the intricate production and complete atmospherics of each and every track make this experimental album an accomplished success.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    A far darker, more turbulent kinda bop.... party music for the dedicated headphone-bobber, barstool shaker, chillout room-gesturer, living room couch-dancer.
  2. Remarkably intricate and razor sharp compositions... more accessible than anything he's done before, yet it surpasses them insofar has he has shown the beginnings of a total sonic mastery of each subtle aspect of a work.
  3. It's dark but without employing the dull monotone formulas that have dragged drum and bass down.