TNGHT [EP] - TNGHT
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. TNGHT may clock in at under 16 minutes, but it's the most satisfying quarter-hour blast you'll hear this year.
  2. Jul 27, 2012
    80
    Mohawke and Lunice prove that you can strike a perfect balance between experimentation and restraint.
  3. 80
    The duo's debut, self-titled EP may only span five tracks, but after repetitive listens, replacing your amps, and multiple refreshment breaks, be prepared for it to take up an afternoon.
  4. Jul 25, 2012
    70
    In short, it's big, dumb, and a lot of fun, but the overriding feel to TNGHT is that it feels closer to being the start of something great than a great record in itself.
  5. 90
    The TNGHT EP packs five explosive instrumental hip-hop tracks, every one dripping with each producer's trademark sonic flourishes.
  6. Jul 25, 2012
    85
    Their self-titled debut EP for Warp and LuckyMe spans 16 minutes of some of the year's most brazen, positively huge hip-hop sounds.
  7. Aug 9, 2012
    70
    Even if TNGHT doesn't feel like a particularly rap-able EP... it's a totally rambunctious 16 minutes. The sort that reminds you of the good old days when HudMo and Joker, among others, were dropping EPs every few months that felt like they just might change everything.
  8. Jul 25, 2012
    80
    All in all, TNGHT is a tremendous and kaleidoscopic introduction to a dream production duo that has already turned heads (HudMo has spent the last few months keeping Kanye on point), and it shows that TNGHT has only just begun.
  9. 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.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. 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, 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 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 but I do think I'll be more interested by a full LP. Full Review »