The Host

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    This album strikes an intriguing, if slightly schizophrenic, balance between gently meandering almost-psychedelia and the restless rhythmic activity of recent dance styles.
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    For all its referential qualities, this is a record that is confident in its own distinct character.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    The result is honed and sophisticated, unique yet smartly referential.
  4. The Wire
    Apr 18, 2012
    70
    It all adds up to a queasy--but pleasurable--kind of time-travel sickness. [Mar 2012, p.67]
  5. Mar 27, 2012
    70
    The Host is a sun-blessed electronic album drawing from the now, as well as two decades ago, and that works well enough.
  6. Mar 27, 2012
    70
    While it perhaps doesn't achieve all it sets out to, it is regardless an intriguing, immersive combination of old and new.
  7. Mar 27, 2012
    64
    It's a series of vignettes and at its best it reminds me of amorphous copy/paste artists like Prefuse 73, musicians who wormed their way into a genre by nibbling at its edges.

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