Yesterday Was Lived and Lost Image
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  • Summary: Felix Martin and Al Doyle of Hot Chip along with Tom Hopkins collaborated on their debut album together as New Build.
  • Record Label: Lanark Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 3, 2012
    80
    Much more than a stop-gap substitute that will be forgotten by the time the next Hot Chip full-length comes along; Yesterday stands on its own terms as one of the finest dance/electro-pop records of the year.
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    It's an encyclopedia of rhythmic assimilation, perfectly executed, nary a lovingly adopted concept out of place. Catchy as hell, too.
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    Overall, New Build's debut is one of subtlety and finesse.
  4. 70
    This richly layered and varied debut from New Build taps into a well of potential that demands further exploration.
  5. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    A must for electro geeks. [May 2012, p.81]
  6. It's just a Hot Chip side project that sounds like a Hot Chip side project, and there's nothing wrong with that, but nothing terribly exciting either.
  7. Apr 10, 2012
    60
    Having been born of time around Hot Chip's main activities, however, New Build's debut is not without the limitations that are likely of such an endeavour.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 26, 2012
    7
    Although the album "Yesterday Was Lost And Lived" may take fancy - mainly through a very interesting combination of electronic elements with indie rock and pop insertions, nevertheless the con are unmistakable vocals of an artist who obviously spoils the whole effect - which can be seen even after the "Medication". Fortunately in most compositions such as "Miranda, Be My Guide" and "Misery Loves Company" they used interesting filters, so that songs show their best side. Expand