We're New Here

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
Buy On
  1. Mar 9, 2011
    60
    What you read is what you get here: an album full of small Scott-Heron samples bolstered by production from a member of the xx. Nothing more, nothing less.
  2. 60
    It's a dub reimagining that takes the material further out, into a soundscape whose fractured dubstep tones, sped-up samples and drum'n'bass beats only occasionally work in its favour.
  3. Apr 4, 2011
    56
    While We're New Here is spooky, it's more chill-out mix than futuristic minimal-rave, and comes as a less interesting culture-clash than, say, The Dirtbombs doing covers of Detroit techno songs.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 7, 2013
    7
    Jamie xx's singles and remixes are catchy, quirky and intelligent, and even genius at times, but after the first listen can become sadlyJamie xx's singles and remixes are catchy, quirky and intelligent, and even genius at times, but after the first listen can become sadly forgettable. However, some of Jamie xx's tracks are absolute headphone gems, and will most likely stay on your iPod for eternity. Full Review »
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    8
    This is a very complex album with a lot of depth. A little depressing at points, the album is consistently groovy, and the mix of Gil's spokenThis is a very complex album with a lot of depth. A little depressing at points, the album is consistently groovy, and the mix of Gil's spoken word and great production gives the album a jazzy, gritty, urban feel. Highly recommended. Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2011
    10
    Simply put, this is genius. There is so much you can say. It deserves to be heard. Not only does it deserve to be heard, it lives andSimply put, this is genius. There is so much you can say. It deserves to be heard. Not only does it deserve to be heard, it lives and breathes. Jamie xx builds on the explosion of British dubstep by melding Gil Scott Heron's poetry with awkward alternative aesthetics that call on you to abandon your perception of music as functional for purpose. The truth is this album is worth much more than the $13 dollars it cost to buy your download, especially if you fully understand musical composition, production and engineering (or in fact, general artistry). Put simply this is high end art and some artists have been known to sell for $20 mil. 100/100 Full Review »