The Dissolve - Boxcutter
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  • Summary: This is the Northern Ireland artist's fourth album under the name Boxcutter.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 19, 2011
    80
    Those who have managed to adjust to the attention deficit techniques of FlyLo or Prefuse 73 should have little problem in embracing Lynn's new approach, particularly as it appears to have resulted in one of the best albums of the year so far.
  2. May 19, 2011
    80
    The results are as rich and organic as electronica gets. [Jun 2011, p.97]
  3. May 23, 2011
    80
    On Dissolve, his best LP to date, he's gone full colour. [Jun 2011, p.79]
  4. May 19, 2011
    76
    There are a few moments on side B that could fool you you've picked up an old Orb album, but otherwise The Dissolve is very forward thinking. Picture a melting pot on par with Burt Bacharach's.
  5. May 19, 2011
    70
    Sure, it's a little disjointed, a little indulgent, but when Boxcutter's best beats connect with welcoming synapses, the effect is like mainlining fizzy pop on a summer's day: brilliant, bright, jumpy and jovial.
  6. May 19, 2011
    70
    Boxcutter flirts competently with funky house ('Zabriskie Disco'), UKG ('Moon Pupils') and even mid-'80s funk ('TV Troubles'), all showcasing his deft and malleable production styles.
  7. May 19, 2011
    60
    There's no denying Lynn's skill at reconciling disparate sounds, even if the brightest moments fail to paper over all the cracks.