While(1<2) - Deadmau5
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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: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  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, 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. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    WOW! Just wow. This album is just amazing. When a readed all the bad things people were saying about this album I wanted to find out if it was all very true, and trust me it wasn't!!

    2 discs are very very good although the first one is a little better.

    better album yet and **** the hate

    best songs :

    disc one : My pet Coelacanth , Phantoms can't hang , Infra turbo pigcart racer , Gula , Terrors in my head.

    Disc two: Pets, Petting Zoo , Mercedes , Acedia

    there are few slowbeat chill step that are good as well : Creep, somewhere up here, a moment to myself, rlyehs Lament

    are the worst tracks are : coelacanth (2min of boring beat) , superbia ( feels like an intro, nothing special either) invidia ( another filler that is useless

    althought the disc2 contains a lot of pointless songs, its experimental so thats great at less its not clubbish songs, Deadmau5 as FINALLy done an EPIC LP HERE! mercedes, infra turbo pigcart racer, pets and phantoms cant hang are some of the best songs he ever DID!
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  3. 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 friendly but for his true fans it's a great and satisfying album. Expand
  4. 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 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
  5. Aug 10, 2014
    8
    Joel Zimmerman AKA deadmau5 has considerably created his best album to date by virtually doing the same thing he's been for years and years -- seriously, some of these songs originally came out years ago, "Bleed" being one of my most notable favorites. But by inserting in some more ambient influences, '80s synths, melancholy melodies, piano pieces, and Nine Inch Nails-esque glitchy bleeps and bloops (as well as NIN remix), he fools us into believing we're witnessing some sort of transition since his previous album, >album title goes here Expand
  6. Oct 10, 2014
    7
    This album is mau5's best, and it is definitely worth a listen. There are beautiful soft pieces as well as his usual bangers. My favorite track is Pets, which is towards the end of the two-hour monolith of an album. Expand
  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 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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