Unearth - Grasscut
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 17, 2012
    62
    Grandiose, theatrical and picturesque, it's not to say the album isn't beautiful, but comes off as somewhat contrived.
  2. Jul 26, 2012
    60
    Completely beguiling. [Aug 2012, p.98]
  3. Jul 25, 2012
    80
    Unearth boasts enough charms on its own, offering up ten enigmatic, audio time capsules that strike a winning, oddball balance between the cool, Krautrock sheen of Kraftwerk, the naturalistic, glitch-filled hum of The Books, and the melodious pop stylings of early Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark.
  4. 80
    Grasscut push the electropop envelope in intriguing new directions with Unearth, its songs inspired by alliances of people, poetry and places.
  5. Jul 19, 2012
    60
    the samples-led, organic electronica here may produce intriguing textures--and Phillips' background as a soundtrack composer is never in doubt--but it is hard work to find anything approaching coherence here.
  6. Jul 19, 2012
    75
    The British duo's second full-length in as many years mashes ghostly electro-pop tendencies with live instrumentation, empathetic orchestration, and tape-machine snippets, creating a world that is both compulsively listenable and eerily foreign.
  7. Jul 19, 2012
    80
    Ethereal snatches of long-lost voices from old 78s, stentorian tones of TS Eliot and--on Richardson Road--Robert Wyatt adds plenty to this warm-hearted electronica. [Aug 2012, p.87]

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