The Speed of Things

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Jan 13, 2016
    9
    I'd say it is one of the most accessible albums, especially when you can dig good vibes and happy melodies. The two songs that had me sold were "knock louder" and "War Zone"; both songs having an incredible knack for lyricism, song structure, and melody. this album is best listened to when you are going through the early and intense stages of infatuation, but could be a good smile bringerI'd say it is one of the most accessible albums, especially when you can dig good vibes and happy melodies. The two songs that had me sold were "knock louder" and "War Zone"; both songs having an incredible knack for lyricism, song structure, and melody. this album is best listened to when you are going through the early and intense stages of infatuation, but could be a good smile bringer any day if you enjoy hearing happy music. You can listen, and listen, and listen-- there'll always be new little things you'll notice. As somebody who has taken the time to do electronic music (which is such a tedious and time consuming task) they've went the extra mile in detail, and although the overall reverb is a bit tincan-like, the meticulous attention to detail is very rewarding and kind of makes the (some would say) poor choice of environment reverb their little tasty signature. very nice album. Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Uncut
    Dec 6, 2013
    70
    [The single "If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)"] is sumptuous, sad and beautiful, as is the res of the album. [Jan 2014, p.73]
  2. Mojo
    Nov 22, 2013
    60
    A glossy finish leaves little to hang on to. [Dec 2013, p.92]
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 22, 2013
    40
    If they're not stressing about anything, neither will the listener, meaning meager traces remain when it's finished. [Dec 2013, p.105]