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  • Summary: The British electronic duo's seven CD/one Blu-ray box set includes the five DRIFT EPs that were releases over the past 52 weeks as well as several unreleased tracks.
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  1. Nov 6, 2019
    90
    While DRIFT’s production values remain solid, a few tracks would have needed more time to be fleshed out. ... Even then, you can trust Underworld to play to their strengths. ... By taking all these ideas and running with them, Underworld has rushed in where most artists fear to tread.
  2. Nov 6, 2019
    90
    Every track on the album is there on merit as fully formed pieces with developed hooks and melodies rather than failed experiments or abandoned jams. The result is a stunning artistic statement from musicians, not only deeply immersed in the creative process but also liberated by the mad challenge they initially set themselves just over a year ago.
  3. Uncut
    Nov 6, 2019
    80
    Impressively inventive and diverse material. [Dec 2019, p.35]
  4. 80
    The endeavour has clearly proved liberating, and prompted a renewed sense of creativity.
  5. Mojo
    Nov 6, 2019
    80
    Profligate, self-indulgent and, against all oddly, hugely satisfying. ... [The single-disc] Sampler Edition is a handy 58-minute entry point to the mad endeavour. [Dec 2019, p.90]
  6. Nov 13, 2019
    80
    Underworld remain progenitors and continue to excel at electronica embedded with a human heart—no matter how robotic the vocals, they conjure emotional states, even away from the dance floor. And here continue to carve out new heights in the ever-evolving digital shimmer.
  7. Q Magazine
    Nov 6, 2019
    80
    A mind-bogglingly diverse four-hour-plus odyssey. ... A stand-alone single-disc sampler featuring 10 DRIFT highlights ranks as Underworld's finest long-player since 1999's Beaucoup Fish. [Dec 2019, p.114]