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  • Summary: The surprise release from Nicolas Jaar is a compilation of music released under one of his aliases and features samples Kanye West's "I Am A God."
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  1. Mar 30, 2018
    88
    There’s plenty to unpack here, as there is with all of Jaar’s work, but if you wanted to simplify things you could call 2012 - 2017 his house album, in that Jaar imposes upon himself the conventions and requirements of traditional house music.
  2. Mar 30, 2018
    80
    2012 - 2017 is one hour and seven minutes of sample-heavy dance tracks--eleven in total. Those who are deeply inquisitive about music will have a field day on WhoSampled finding vocal stems from David Axelrod, The Delfonics and Kanye West. Those who aren’t interested in that will still find an album which has an instant impact as Jaar substitutes avant-garde dystopian techno with the most off kilter time signatures for something much more predictable.
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    80
    No previous knowledge of his catalog is necessary to get happily lost in the blissful layers of 2012/2017.
  4. 67
    The way it ping-pongs between pastiche and higher art is interesting. But so much of this music has been done better by other artists that it’s understandable if you see no reason to listen to 2012-2017 in favor of superior disco edits by Tiger & Woods or DJ Harvey, or more beguiling avant-acid house by Africans with Mainframes--or, y’know, a Nicolas Jaar album.
  5. Mar 30, 2018
    56
    Jaar's samples might not seem obvious, but 2012-2017 can feel generic. Most tracks are just looped soul samples fastened to heavy kicks. They might be uplifting if they didn't feel so utilitarian.
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  1. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    Album of the year so far. A fantastic compilation of enjoyable house tracks with heavy and creative sampling.
  2. Apr 6, 2018
    9
    In "2012-2017" Nicolas Jaar presented a fairly optimistic cocktail of 11 house songs created with sampled funk and soul music. 1 hour and 7In "2012-2017" Nicolas Jaar presented a fairly optimistic cocktail of 11 house songs created with sampled funk and soul music. 1 hour and 7 minutes, which will certainly make you dance, well, or at the very least go along the street cheerfully). A warm album, warm and bright, like a tube light or the long-awaited sun in our land.
    Have fun swinging your body in the rhythms of voluptuous idleness.)
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  3. May 12, 2018
    8
    What starts out as your typical drum-and-bass house music slowly transcends into an eccentric dance album with '2012-2017'. Against All LogicWhat starts out as your typical drum-and-bass house music slowly transcends into an eccentric dance album with '2012-2017'. Against All Logic (one of Nicolas Jaar's many monikers) has made an impressive stamp on the current state of electronic music. Expand