The Host - 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. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    The result is honed and sophisticated, unique yet smartly referential.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Mar 27, 2012
    60
    Sounds drift in and out of the mix, but rarely in such a way that they have much of a lasting impact.
  6. 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.
  7. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    For all its referential qualities, this is a record that is confident in its own distinct character.
  8. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    It all adds up to a queasy--but pleasurable--kind of time-travel sickness. [Mar 2012, p.67]
  9. Mar 30, 2012
    60
    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.
  10. Apr 6, 2012
    50
    Sometimes beautiful, although an ADD-ish attention span means it occasionally comes off somewhat lacking in character. [May 2012, p.75]

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