The Shape of Things - John Foxx and the Maths
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  • Summary: The two-disc release is the second electronic album with Ultravox founding member John Foxx and producer Benge.
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  1. Mar 19, 2012
    80
    The Shape Of Things is an incredibly assured piece of work, machine like in its execution but revealing a soulful, tender exterior that we do not often see from the former Ultravox man.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    In The Shape Of Things Foxx, ably assisted by his new lieutenants and always with one eye on dreams of an imagined future, continues to make his most startlingly contemporary sounding music in years.
  3. Mar 19, 2012
    80
    The Shape Of Things is another compelling collection of clever electronic pop.
  4. Mar 19, 2012
    80
    The Shape of Things is, by some margin, Foxx's best album since Metamatic, the 1980 solo debut that has become one of modern electronica's sacred touchstones.
  5. Mar 22, 2012
    80
    Consistently absorbing, as good as any of Foxx's early-'80's benchmarks. [Apr 2012, p.86]
  6. Mar 19, 2012
    70
    It works well enough that when "Falling Away" pastes on some broiling guitar feedback, it sounds almost superfluous. [Apr 2012, p.77]
  7. Jun 20, 2012
    60
    This sequel to 2011's Interplay again taps a renewed interest in minimal wave's glacial harmonies and pattering beats... though it's the man who triumphs over the machines. [Jun 2012, p.101]
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