by The Arcs
- Record Label: Concord
- Release Date: Jan 27, 2023
- Summary: The first release in over seven years for Dan Auerbach's side project The Arcs was co-produced by Auerbach and Leon Michels.
- Record Label: Concord
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Jan 26, 2023Masterful. ... The band has created a unique sound that is both modern and retro, and the album features a wide array of styles and sounds. It’s a must-listen for fans of rock, funk and soul music, and for anyone looking for an album that is both musically and emotionally satisfying.
Jan 26, 2023Like the previous set, this is another batch of slightly skewed but affectionately crafted R&B, heavily tinged by mid-’70s affectations with some blues touches. ... Most impressive though is how soulful a vocalist Dan Auerbach is.
Jan 26, 2023Worth the wait for fans. The record balances its psychedelia with more mediative moments offering plenty of variety. This record again shows Auerbach’s musical influences and projects beyond The Black Keys.
UncutJan 26, 2023Auerbach's stoic, close-mic'd vocals and gnarled tendrils of distorted guitar bring a devastating immediacy to an album that contemplates the death of love and, by extension, mortality itself, seeking closure. [Mar 2023, p.25]
MojoJan 26, 2023Elements of deep soul and space-age pop combine to create a retro-futurist vibe, songs sounding instantly familiar but slightly fried, as if beamed in from other worlds. [Feb 2023, p.84]
Jan 30, 2023So while this endeavour can’t help but be tinged with deep bittersweetness, Electronic Chronic really exudes the warmth of a band tinkering about in their studio.
Feb 10, 2023Electrophonic Chronic plays like an old-fashioned long-player instead of a stack of 45s, a heady experience that nevertheless is anchored in R&B. Maybe the thrills aren't as immediate as they are on Yours, Dreamily, yet the free-floating psychedelic soul is alluring, as well as a worthy tribute to Swift.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Jan 31, 2023I can understand why it wasn't released for so long but man, I wish this had come out sooner. It's such a brilliant album. Everyone is firingI can understand why it wasn't released for so long but man, I wish this had come out sooner. It's such a brilliant album. Everyone is firing on all cylinders.… Expand
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