Wearemonster - Isolée
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Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: Frankfurt, Germany IDM artist Rajko Mueller (who records under the name Isolee) drew critical acclaim for this, his second LP and first in five years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The genius of Wearemonster is that Mueller takes the clarity and mobility of house and synergizes it with the overabundance of melodies, textures, theories, and arrangement schemes found in IDM.
  2. Five years on, We Are Monster finds Raijko Muller so confident and articulate that Rest comes off in comparison like a set of hastily scrawled clutch notes.
  3. 80
    Finds Muller reviving a lush disco spirit he once discretely discarded. [Jul 2005, p.92]
  4. If it's not a truly inspiring album, it's nevertheless undeniably impressive.
  5. His best music has a kind of timbral vulnerability about it that makes you want to reach out and kiss his computer better.
  6. Almost entirely instrumental, but full of a subtlety often obscured by words. [Jul 2005, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. AnthonyW
    Dec 28, 2005
    10
    The best dance album since Leftfield's Leftism. Superb.
  2. Juice
    Nov 13, 2005
    10
    this album is amazing!!! im really amazed it isnt bigger than it is!
  3. Kristoffer-
    Dec 20, 2005
    9
    This album is close to simplistic perfection.
  4. FastEddie
    Nov 18, 2005
    9
    ...agree with juice, its a seriously good album, best electronic album Ive heard in a couple of years, and possibly, the greatest album of all time!
  5. SinbadS
    Dec 28, 2005
    9
    I have not felt such an elctro-rush since Underworld's 'Second Toughest in the Infants' graced my ears. A sheer delight.
  6. billye
    Sep 18, 2006
    9
    Stunning.
  7. SeanT
    Dec 11, 2005
    6
    why are people crapping their pants over this? it isnt that good.vitalic is better

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