Tape Two - Young Fathers
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    Amazing new band. These are fresh sounds from a fresh direction, with a world of possibilities for their future. This is just their second of two fairly short tapes on Anticon. Both tapes clock in at a little over an EP length, but not quite an album length. The songs are concise and the production is creatively lo-fi. There is a strong mix of hip hop and electronics, but also someAmazing new band. These are fresh sounds from a fresh direction, with a world of possibilities for their future. This is just their second of two fairly short tapes on Anticon. Both tapes clock in at a little over an EP length, but not quite an album length. The songs are concise and the production is creatively lo-fi. There is a strong mix of hip hop and electronics, but also some more chill layed groove, and some really great vocal work. I really get a feeling, while listening, that I'm witnessing the early days of TV On The Radio as they explore and find the sound they want to pursue.

    There are just so many good ideas here. Some more refined than others, but every one of them is an adventure. Keep an eye out for these guys in the future.
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  2. Jun 15, 2013
    9
    Tracks are really short and to the point. This album is stripped down to what works...and trust me, it works. Only complaint is it feels like sometimes these songs are so short that they pass by before they really sink in, but their short length also ensures they don't have a chance to grow stale so I suppose it's for the best. All in all a great album
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    Their tracks are short and sharp bursts for the most part, rarely cracking three minutes and crammed with ideas (sometimes to the point of disorientation) but it does mean nothing stagnates and keeping up with the stylistic shifts is an exhilarating task.
  2. You'll soon feel how all those slight musical differentials hoist the group's collective spirit, and how courageously the music's depressive candor strengthens their will to be alive.
  3. Jun 10, 2013
    80
    Tape Two sees them moving further away from a classic De La Soul template into something deeper and darker.