The  Most Beautiful Ugly Image
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  • Summary: The latest release from the Los Angeles-based artist is his first on Plug Research.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    Free from over-use of effects and without resorting to trendy bass warping, this album is 15 original tracks of straight-ahead hip-hop and R&B influenced electronica with a moody twist.
  2. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    Like other effective instrumental LPs, The Most Beautiful Ugly compiles a series of vignettes into one coherent stream.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    It reads like a compendium of retro cool that leans on the cinematic, instrumental style of DJ shadow and Peanut Butter Wolf. [Dec 2012, p.67]
  4. Dec 5, 2012
    60
    If you lock The Flaming Lips, Kanye West and Rustie in a studio together, they might well emerge with something sounding like this. [Dec 2012, p.112]