Where Did The Night Fall Image
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  • Summary: The latest album for the British electronic duo features guest appearances by Mark Lanegan, Gavin Clark, Elle J, South's Joel Cadbury, Celebration's Katrina Ford, Autolux, Sleepy Sun, The Black Angels, and Big In Japan.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. This is electronic psychedelic-groove, flush with drama. Neither space rock nor alt-dance but flickering somewhere on the cusp of both, it should win back deserters while glamouring new converts.
  2. It’s an explicit leap into new territory for the band, and though the second half may drag a bit, songs like “Natural Selection,” “Joy Factory,” "The Answer," and “On a Wire” make for some of UNKLE’s all-time best singles, ones that rank right up there with “Rabbit in Your Headlights” and “Lonely Soul.”
  3. All in all, Levalle's got a solid effort on his hands with Night. [Jun 2010, p.108]
  4. The immediacy of ...Night Fall's melodies and the satisfaction derived from its buttressing rhythms will generate just about enough pleasure for most.
  5. The end results in UNKLE's later years have been rather mixed, but Lavelle always miraculously pulls some new sonic trick to keep his pet project from falling completely out of favor.
  6. 60
    Results range from sumptuous to the exotic and baleful, while Mark Lanegan's climactic swansong as post apocalyptic lounge lizard provides a stylish send-off. [Jun 2010, p.106]
  7. As an art piece, it can be appreciated. As an album of music that people are supposed to listen to and enjoy over and over and over again (which is what it sounds like the intent really was), not so much. It’s too many notes; for an album that purports to be so propulsive, it really needs to lighten up.

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