Ultravisitor - Squarepusher
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74

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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tom Jenkinson's latest full-length attempts to incorporate more of his live sound into the overall feel.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The middle of the album is as hard-edged and relentless as anything of Squarepusher's, if not more.
  2. 80
    This is like saddling up with a fearless, interdimensional astronaut; fasten your seat belts.
  3. Ultravisitor appears to be the first album when jazz can completely mesh with Squarepusher’s canonized style.
  4. Ultravisitor feels like another work in progress, another messy, powerful, occasionally remarkable, sometimes infuriating attempt to create a true, detailed, authentically multifaceted musical autobiography. [#241, p.52]
  5. The stylistic seesaw between hyperactivity and placidity is almost too much to bear -- and will surely frighten the pets -- but that may be the point.
  6. Though it might be a difficult listen in spots (especially for the rave-ier set), the disc definitely shows Jenkinson stretching his musical limbs, and it's a fascinating sight.
  7. A difficult, flawed record that’s predictably too long, making the highs all the more rewarding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. JordanN
    Mar 13, 2004
    10
    Everyone else hates I know but 1 in 3 of them will get cancer. squarepusher seems to praised by every artist from outkast to radiohead all Everyone else hates I know but 1 in 3 of them will get cancer. squarepusher seems to praised by every artist from outkast to radiohead all say this because they are shit. people complain its hard to listen to but they just do not have any knoweldge of music and how its not the genre but the musican. The gaurdian review is fucked and his children should be taken from him. This album is interesting how many albums are really interesting? Expand
  2. johndoe
    Mar 10, 2004
    10
    it rules and you know it. self-indulgent in parts, but a great return from mister jenkinson after a disappointing "do you know it rules and you know it. self-indulgent in parts, but a great return from mister jenkinson after a disappointing "do you know squarepusher?". more live bass please!!! Expand
  3. JoshuaS
    Nov 15, 2006
    10
    Most important album of my life besides Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag...
  4. BlagoT
    Mar 20, 2004
    10
    It makes previous work by Jenkinson sound like a joke, yet sort of high profile... It is like a journey through the land one shouldn't It makes previous work by Jenkinson sound like a joke, yet sort of high profile... It is like a journey through the land one shouldn't be looking at, in order to safely come back. What is this man going to play us more? Well, I can't wait... Expand
  5. StephenE
    Aug 26, 2006
    10
    His most complete work to date. It will take you places you wish to never leave and places you never want to be. An album worthy of multiple listens.
  6. RM
    Oct 17, 2006
    10
    Probably his best album - but you have to be 'trained' or at least prepared for a challenge (at certain points) to understand this Probably his best album - but you have to be 'trained' or at least prepared for a challenge (at certain points) to understand this stuff. I actually think this album is too advanced even for a few professional music critics who tend only to be given a week to review an album. Some of the tracks here such as 'Steinbolt' did not appeal to me until about a month after I bought the album. The more accessible parts of the album are also superb and the album features 'Iambic 9 Poetry', which, as well as being my favourite Sqarepusher song, is one of the best tracks I have ever heard by anyone, and without trying to sound boastful I have heard a lot. A very emotional, mature and complex album and this is the only 10 I've ever given on metacritic. Expand
  7. BrandonS.
    Feb 15, 2006
    5
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