Takes

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2008
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Adem has outdone himself, and has created what may be the strongest record of his solo career so far, and Takes merits hearing as an album in its own right, as well as being one of the best exponents of the maligned covers album genre. Highly recommended.
  2. His evident love of his source material and the material's alternative-era continuity make Takes a vanity project that's much better and more universally appealing than what we usually mean by the term.
  3. Takes is most worthwhile for Adem fans, but intriguing for anyone who enjoys a new perspective on old tunes.
  4. If there’s a criticism to be made it’s that the album’s perhaps a little one-note.
  5. All in all, this a whimsical, unhurried and enchanting effort.
  6. Under The Radar
    70
    This is the kind of project that could easily draw envious jeers but thankfully Adem delivers a respectful and restrained album that pays careful homage to those who have come before while looking forward to the future. [Summer 2008, p.81]
  7. Mojo
    80
    Impressively, he makes it all his own--at times it feels like the songs might have been written by, or for, him. [June 2008, p.115]
  8. The duds are few and far between, and Takes is a worthwhile, if not always essential, venture.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 9, 2012
    7
    A good and often beautiful cover album. Highlights include the tremendous Aphex twin cover (To cure a weakling childboy girl song). I can onlyA good and often beautiful cover album. Highlights include the tremendous Aphex twin cover (To cure a weakling childboy girl song). I can only give this a 7 due to the lack of original material. Its a fun but hardly life changing album. Full Review »
  2. 64er
    Jun 5, 2008
    9
    Beautiful and truly touching.