The Host


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
    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 30, 2012
    Much like the surrounding semblance, densely concealed behind a name with clear sci-fi connotations, the music on The Host can be difficult to really get into.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    The result is honed and sophisticated, unique yet smartly referential.
  4. The Wire
    Apr 18, 2012
    It all adds up to a queasy--but pleasurable--kind of time-travel sickness. [Mar 2012, p.67]
  5. Uncut
    Apr 6, 2012
    Sometimes beautiful, although an ADD-ish attention span means it occasionally comes off somewhat lacking in character. [May 2012, p.75]
  6. Mar 29, 2012
    For all its referential qualities, this is a record that is confident in its own distinct character.
  7. Mar 27, 2012
    The Host is a sun-blessed electronic album drawing from the now, as well as two decades ago, and that works well enough.
  8. Mar 27, 2012
    While it perhaps doesn't achieve all it sets out to, it is regardless an intriguing, immersive combination of old and new.
  9. Mar 27, 2012
    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.
  10. Mar 27, 2012
    Sounds drift in and out of the mix, but rarely in such a way that they have much of a lasting impact.

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