Unpatterns

  • Record Label: Wichita
  • Release Date: May 29, 2012
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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  1. Jun 29, 2012
    10
    Just amazing. Highlights include I waited for you, Interference, and Put your Hands together. I waited for you, Interference, and Put your hands together are all very dance/club friendly.
  2. Aug 8, 2012
    9
    Excellent album. It took its time to really build up each track but yet didn't seem to drag on like a LOT of dance albums (52 minutes went by fast). It ebbed and flowed quite nicely. The LP packaging is awesome as well. "Your Love Aint Fair" is my favorite track on the album. The synth track on that song alone was worth the price of the album.
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    9
    Unpatterns is a very strong and experimental, although club-friendly dance record. A more mature effort compared to SMD's first two albums, which I still enjoyed nonetheless.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 25, 2012
    80
    In terms of popularity, the album is not likely to rival Attack Decay Sustain Release. It's not as novel, either, but it's exceptionally crafted.
  2. Mojo
    Jul 18, 2012
    60
    This is SMD's deepest, moodiest record to date. [Jun 2012, p.85]
  3. Q Magazine
    Jun 22, 2012
    60
    Unpatterns continues the left-wards drift [toward minimalism] with no vocals except the ghostly sampled ones and a musical palate of textured house and electric funk. [Jun 2012, p.112]