TNGHT [EP]

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2012
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Jul 26, 2012
    60
    For better or worse, TNGHT's objective for its debut EP is straightforward: to craft big beats. Sadly, this leaves Mohawke's noted penchant for sonic adventure really nowhere to be found.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 29, 2012
    9
    TNGHT EP reaches stratospheric heights, devastating lows and throws a few body blows in between. Harsh, dissonant eletronics; hidden,TNGHT EP reaches stratospheric heights, devastating lows and throws a few body blows in between. Harsh, dissonant eletronics; hidden, modulated basslines and drums as hard-hitting as Ali create a whirlwind of fantasy that shows Lunice and HudMo really can strut their stuff when asked to. Full Review »
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    8
    TNGHT is a thoroughly bombastic and thrilling album, merging influences of the two producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice to produce a thoroughlyTNGHT is a thoroughly bombastic and thrilling album, merging influences of the two producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice to produce a thoroughly unique sound. Adapting Lex Luger's trap-rap stylings to the wonky/dubstep format may seem like a suicide mission to some, but the task is put into able hands. Hudson Mohawke's sonic escapism and bombast, combined with Lunice's innate penchant for hard-hitting beats and swaggering horn lines, makes for a kind of weird mixture that I initially found hard to swallow. But these bangers grow on you, from the obnoxious techno synths in the tumultuous "Goooo", to the repetitious yet infectious vocal line of the surreal "Higher Ground", to the thoroughly warbled vocal riff-line, shots, and **** of the high-flown "Easy Easy". However, Hudson tends to sacrifice his sonic adventurism for the swag know-how of Lunice's beats, preferring to take back-seat to Lunice's style in most songs. But the duo still maintains the heat right through this consistent album, which is deserving of its monstrous hype. Full Review »
  3. Jul 29, 2012
    6
    The real average of this is a 77.5, so how come it says 85? MetaCritic does this a LOT. You guys should really fix that. This is a cool EP butThe real average of this is a 77.5, so how come it says 85? MetaCritic does this a LOT. You guys should really fix that. This is a cool EP but I do think I'll be more interested by a full LP. Full Review »