Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    90
    Surprising as it may be, coming from masters of the quick-cut DJ collage, The Search Engine is a journey worth taking from beginning to end, uninterrupted.
  2. Feb 1, 2012
    60
    The patchwork of Orb-like sonic tapestries and guest vocals by some uncharacteristically gnarly rock veterans is not hugely original, but still manages to engage. [Feb 2012, p.84]
  3. Feb 13, 2012
    60
    A functional quality is leavened by guest voices. [Feb 2012, p.104]
  4. Feb 1, 2012
    60
    [Prey] and the sprawling jazz'n'world beats suite of Magpie Music prove that there's still life left in DJ Food. [Feb 2012, p.98]
  5. Feb 1, 2012
    80
    The barefaced Daft Punk-like sampling culture is really ephemeral, now that DJ Food has upped the calibre of practical electronica and aesthetic trip-hop.
  6. Feb 10, 2012
    70
    Though a touch disjointed, at times, The Search Engine is a trip.
  7. Feb 1, 2012
    50
    The over-riding impression is that this is a tired, conservative and weirdly insular album.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    6
    Ninth electronic project of DJ Food - "The Search Engine" is an unequal product in the terms of quality. While the first tracks bring in the mood, that is - "All Covered In Darkness (Pt. 1)", "GIANT featuring Matt Johnson", insomuch industrial "Intermission A New Language", which precedes nice rock & hip-hop "The Hoak Illectrik feat. Natural Self ", D'n'B - "Sentinel (Shadow Guard) feat DK" and "Prey featuring JG Thirlwell" are the last compositions worthy your attention. The second half of the album clearly differs from the level of its predecessors. Full Review »