Zonoscope

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. Feb 12, 2011
    4
    After the stellar dance-rock album "In Ghost Colours", I guess they decided to phone this one in. It is so soaked in all the left over, 80's synth garbage (OMD, New Order and Depeche Mode) that no one has bothered to meddle in to this point, leaving the entire venture pretty stale. Certainly there are a few dance-able tracks here and there, yet there is minimal to no rock influences thisAfter the stellar dance-rock album "In Ghost Colours", I guess they decided to phone this one in. It is so soaked in all the left over, 80's synth garbage (OMD, New Order and Depeche Mode) that no one has bothered to meddle in to this point, leaving the entire venture pretty stale. Certainly there are a few dance-able tracks here and there, yet there is minimal to no rock influences this time around and most of all, the tone and tempo of leader singer Whitford's vocals are beyond boring. I've always felt their previous work sounded extremely spontaneous, fun and still provided uniquely interesting structures like no one else; "Zonoscope" shows another side of Cut Copy: unimaginative, non-unique and flat. Better luck next time... Expand
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Q Magazine
    May 2, 2011
    60
    Take Me Over makes a misplaced attempt at funk, which grates slightly, but it's hard to dislike the well tuned synths and dreamy choruses of tracks such as Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat. [Apr 2011, p.101]
  2. Uncut
    Apr 13, 2011
    40
    This is departure lounge pop--antiseptic, pleasant, with Photoshopped pics of exotic locales scattered around, but none of the hedonism of actually being there. [May 2011, p.82]
  3. Mar 4, 2011
    72
    Cut Copy thrives when the ingredients are simple: melody, voice and its influences interpreted.