• Record Label: Hyperdub
  • Release Date: Nov 8, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The Wire
    Feb 17, 2012
    80
    Just like the great dub albums of the past, this is one that will provoke revisits to the original. [Jan 2012, p.67]
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    80
    Much like its musical parent, Without You effortlessly inhales and exhales strands of musical influence past, present and future.
  3. Nov 17, 2011
    80
    Here, leading lights of electronic music remix King Midas Sound's underrated debut album to striking effect.
  4. Nov 3, 2011
    80
    A pothead's dream and a supremely-crafted set.
  5. Nov 3, 2011
    80
    An hour-long exploration of the group's first full-length work that is every bit as diverse as the artists chosen to work on it and as iron-dense and deeply bassocentric as the original.
  6. Nov 3, 2011
    80
    A stunning example of the intermingling of bodies, both sonic and artistic.
  7. Nov 3, 2011
    77
    And yet all these reworks and revisions stay in the general vicinity of the original album's tone of massive yet starkly open spaces, adding a few new facets but always staying close to the fine line Waiting for You treaded between bleak and euphoric.
  8. Nov 3, 2011
    70
    For all the ups and downs, this collection fulfills Martin's goal of continuing the conversation.
  9. Nov 3, 2011
    65
    Despite appearances from the likes of Mala, dBridge, Flying Lotus, Gang Gang Dance, and Cooly G, King Midas Sound's collection of Waiting for You remixes largely feels uneven and half-baked.
  10. Mar 1, 2012
    60
    The thicker and slower arrangements, the ones that run with the originals' purposeful inertia, generally fare the best.
  11. Nov 7, 2011
    60
    There aren't quite enough ideas here to sustain a 17-song LP, and despite being a not-unreasonable hour long, it's a struggle to listen through the final few tracks.
  12. The result disturbs something of the original's gauzy ambience, but there are some fine refigurings.

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