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  • Summary: The latest release for Joel Thomas Zimmerman as the mouse head -wearing Deadmau5 is a 25-track double LP featuring a How To Destroy Angels and Nine Inch Nails remix.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    90
    Sprawling, ambitious and mostly well-executed, While (1<2) may confuse his fan base’s Ultra-attending electro house contingent, but deadmau5’s double album undoubtedly marks his most mature and forward-thinking release to date.
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    80
    Quality-wise, the second half of the album has a higher batting average.
  3. 75
    While(1<2) offers a more thorough understanding of the dance music culture than the main stage at Ultra has done over the last six years.
  4. Jun 17, 2014
    70
    While(1<2) is a very good, very restrained, and very inspired Deadmau5 effort.
  5. Jul 2, 2014
    60
    Ultimately, while(1<2) is overlong and never quite the cohesive masterpiece it wants to be, but there's tantalising evidence of a smart brain ticking away beneath those big Disney ears. [Aug 2014, p.114]
  6. Jun 17, 2014
    40
    For his seventh album, Deadmau5 has turned from an electro-house polymath into the world's most unnecessary Nine Inch Nails tribute act.... However, erase the Reznor fan fiction from this 141-minute behemoth, and there's a solid 64-minute house record hidden in there.
  7. Jun 23, 2014
    40
    Repeating very simple, barely there melodies over spare arrangements and ghostly keys is fine when you're soundtracking a Michael Mann film, but it isn't enough to fill the long gaps between your club-crashers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jul 25, 2014
    10
    Definitely Deadmau5's best effort yet. This is the first deadmau5 album that actually feels like an album and not just a compilation of songs,Definitely Deadmau5's best effort yet. This is the first deadmau5 album that actually feels like an album and not just a compilation of songs, and you can really see that in the 2nd disc.
    The highs are:

    Disc 1
    Avaritia, My Pet Coelacanth. Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer, Somewhere Up Here, Phantoms Can't Hang, and Gula

    Disc 2
    Acedia, Errors in My Bread, Rlyehs Lambet, Mercedes, Bleed, Monday, Pets, and Seeya

    My least favorite is creep, and its probably because i haven't listened to it that much or I just like the other ones more. But regardless, amazing album. Congrats Joel. Don't have your opinion based on a score or critics opinion. Have your own.
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  2. Jan 17, 2015
    10
    Fifteen dollars is given,
    All tracks of this album are works of art !!! I've never heard a better song than Avaritia !!! Continue like this deadmau5.
  3. Jun 24, 2014
    9
    Sry for using Polish language, i just can't say everything what i want in Eng.

    Trzeba otwarcie przyznać, że ludzie nastawieni na muzykę do
    Sry for using Polish language, i just can't say everything what i want in Eng.

    Trzeba otwarcie przyznać, że ludzie nastawieni na muzykę do klubów czy dyskotek mocno odbiją się od tego albumu. Pozostali zaś docenią kunszt Deadmau5'a przy fantastycznych połączeniach utworów fortepianowych z mocnymi, elektronicznymi brzmieniami. Z mocniejszych akcentów warto wyróżnić "Avaritia", My pet Coelacanth", "Gula", "Mercedes" i "Pets". Z drugiej strony Joel często spowalnia tempo i pozwala na chwilę zapomnienia przy "Invidia", "Rlyehs Lament" i "Silent Picture". Nowa płyta została fantastycznie skomponowana i jest warta zakupu. Aczkolwiek nie obrażę się, jeśli następny album będzie bardziej "danceflorowy" :)
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  4. Jun 24, 2014
    9
    Deadmau5 shows a much deeper side of himself and his power as a songwriter, this album certainly is more experimental and less club friendlyDeadmau5 shows a much deeper side of himself and his power as a songwriter, this album certainly is more experimental and less club friendly but for his true fans it's a great and satisfying album. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2014
    8
    deadmau5 dio un giro a su estilo músical al que estabamos acostumbrados , pero este nuevo album muestra quizas su otro lado de el , ya que ladeadmau5 dio un giro a su estilo músical al que estabamos acostumbrados , pero este nuevo album muestra quizas su otro lado de el , ya que la gran parte de el disco es bastante quieta y quizas hasta obscura , claro , tambien sin dejar a un lado los clasicos beats de club , definitivamente como el lo dijo , este es su primer album real , y asi es como suena , como un albúm y no como una simple recopilación. Expand
  6. Dec 15, 2014
    7
    After giving this album a few lessons, I can safely settle on believing that this album is pretty... good.

    At times, the album is good. An
    After giving this album a few lessons, I can safely settle on believing that this album is pretty... good.

    At times, the album is good. An amazing song or remix comes on, such as Ice Age, but many of these great moments are blocked out by some pretty mediocre sounding songs. While these songs aren't bad, I couldn't tell them apart or even name them if I tried. They're just there in the album, and while they continue the atmosphere of the album they are pretty boring to trek through if you want the whole experience of listening to the entire album at once.

    Overall, mau5 has a pretty interesting album here. Some of these songs make my favorites list, while others could be thrown away easily. 7/10
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  7. Aug 3, 2014
    2
    Franchement déçu... Moi qui était fan de "Strobe", "Move For Me", "I Remember" ou "Ghost'n'Stuff et de son album "random album title" je neFranchement déçu... Moi qui était fan de "Strobe", "Move For Me", "I Remember" ou "Ghost'n'Stuff et de son album "random album title" je ne retrouve pas ce style dans son dernier album... Après il ne déplaira sûrement pas à d'autres personnes mais ses fans de la première heure risque d'être surpris même si 2-3 chansons sortent du lot. Expand

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