The Marriage of True Minds

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Jun 13, 2013
    80
    The final outcome is the most intriguing and innovative Matmos LP since A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure.
  2. The Marriage of True Minds is something of a record built for everyone, a fusion of sounds and ideas built from the thoughts and minds of lots of different people; there will be different moments that deter and attract different people, but there are more than enough of the better ones to keep you hooked for the album’s runtime.
  3. Uncut
    Mar 1, 2013
    70
    Glorious polyglot. [Apr 2013, p.73]
  4. Feb 22, 2013
    75
    The Marriage of True Minds hits harder and feels more joyfully physical than anything Matmos has done in years.
  5. 80
    On their Thrill Jockey debut, The Marriage of True Minds, the oddities are stomached for a healthy dose of chaos.
  6. Feb 21, 2013
    80
    True Minds continues a proud tradition of celebrating dead ends and lost causes.
  7. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    The outwardly fun melodies and rhythms are what define the album.
  8. Feb 19, 2013
    90
    It delivers some of the most abstract, and most visceral, music in their career.
  9. Feb 19, 2013
    70
    The song structures are comparatively comprehensible, and ultimately, the whole process would be somewhat superfluous if the duo weren’t capable of creating something worthwhile to sonically experience.
  10. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    [A] formidable, baffling, often delightful behemoth of an album.
  11. The Wire
    Feb 15, 2013
    80
    The percipients' more abstract visions allow much joyful engagement with sampled, electronic and acoustic sounds. [Feb 2013, p.52]
  12. Feb 14, 2013
    80
    Wacky pseudoscience aside, the results here are relatively accessible, at least by Matmos standards.
  13. Feb 8, 2013
    80
    Where that album [2008’s Supreme Balloon] over-extended a limited palette, this set bridles with impish imagination.
  14. Q Magazine
    Feb 8, 2013
    80
    Mind games worth playing. [Mar 2013, p.107]
  15. Alternative Press
    Feb 8, 2013
    80
    Marriage is an album best served by deep listening on a good pair of headphones. [Mar 2013, p.92]
  16. Magnet
    Feb 8, 2013
    90
    The Marriage Of True Minds is pure late-model Matmos: perverse, urbane, crowded, hilarious, and efficient. [No. 95, p.55]

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