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  • Summary: 'Need' marks the solo debut for Chris Adams of the Leeds, England band Hood.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 91
    This is a sprawling album of warmth, stuttering electronics and rural psychedelia. [#24, p.96]
  2. Bracken makes thoughtful, reflective music, like Brian Eno, or even fellow anticon labelmates Alias or cLOUDDEAD.
  3. His band's former work may be referenced, but Adams' personal stamp is unmistakable.
  4. With the impressive level of control, it’s understandable when it starts feeling like Adams is holding on a little too tightly.
  5. If Chris Adams descended into his cozy lair to try his hand at glitch and rid his fingers of Hood’s snoozy bleating, he found a safe median, driving his ideas years behind the curve, distinguishing himself from his previous band by tinier and tinier increments as the tracklist exhausts.
  6. A generous musical vocabulary enables each song to speak with both a familiar voice and novel inflections.
  7. 60
    Stuttering breakbeats, looped effects and suffusive psychedelia. [Feb 2007, p.72]

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  1. PatD
    Mar 5, 2007
    10
    One of the best records of the year