Twoism [EP]

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2002
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. In a sense, these thirty-six minutes show that the duo has basically been stuck in neutral since 1995.
  2. Twoism features the same exquisitely spooky, textured emotronica that fans will want to hear, all at as high a level as the brilliant Music Has the Right to Children to boot.
  3. Like all of Boards Of Canada's wonderful records, the whole seems to add up to far more than the sum of its parts.
  4. On a purely musical level, Twoism is more essential to me than 1998's well-known Music Has The Right to Children.
  5. While some might be disappointed after spending God knows what on a copy of Twoism only to find it suddenly available anywhere, others looking for more of BoC's melancholy, spellbinding compositions should take fast advantage.
  6. Mixer
    80
    Anyone interested in thoughtful, moody downtempo instrumentals will definitely enjoy this. [Dec 2002, p.76]
  7. Urb
    70
    In many ways, Twoism is more satisfying than their more difficult second album, Geogaddi. [Dec 2002, p.88]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    Twoism, which means: 'in the fall', has such a distinct sound that not only provides amazing head bobbing but also a very odd spiritual feelTwoism, which means: 'in the fall', has such a distinct sound that not only provides amazing head bobbing but also a very odd spiritual feel to they're music. Nothing about this album is bad, and everything about it is great so it to me deserves a 10/10
    10/10 masterpiece
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  2. Paul
    Dec 15, 2005
    10
    IMO Boards of Canada's best. Probably the ultimate album for a reflective come down. 'Melissa Juice' has the strongest IMO Boards of Canada's best. Probably the ultimate album for a reflective come down. 'Melissa Juice' has the strongest pastoral feel of any piece of art I've ever come across. Most of the rest hit deep in their own way, all of it pretty druggy, with the typical Boards of Canada sound. Don't expect anything particularly new, though 'Basfree', for example, is somewhat different. 'Twoism' is my favorite track. The version of 'Smokes Quantity' has an incredible ending, some of the best stuff they've done. My favorite from my favorite group. Full Review »
  3. triklops
    Jul 19, 2003
    10
    its like my own energize cube