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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  1. Jun 18, 2012
    9
    Honorable Mention for obscure sounds such as Sombre Detune and What Else Is There? (which has beautiful vocals of Karin Dreijer Andersson), and for the most chill-out-oriented songs, such as 49 Percent and Beautiful Day Without You. A really interesting work.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
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  1. For the most part, "The Understanding" saunters along without a trace of urgency, which is unfortunate as Royksopp were always at their best when electronic ingenuity rather than pastel-shaded synth washes were holding things up.
  2. This is the one that puts them firmly and officially up there in the top tier of the dance-music crossover-album crowd, up with the Daft Punks and, umm, Basement Jaxxes.
  3. Röyksopp have little left to say aside from what others have said more clearly in the past.