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  • Summary: The Scottish duo finally return with a full-length follow-up to their acclaimed 1998 debut, 'Music Has A Right To Children.'
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
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  1. Geogaddi is successful as few other albums are. Whereas many artists and groups tend to released records composed of series of unrelated songs, songs based on single concepts, or songs written and recorded during single studio sessions, Boards of Canada's latest has done something exponentially spectacular and commendable.
  2. Represents a considerable stride in ambition, reaching into dark unchartered territories and repaying close listening with the kind of organic insights that great music excels in unearthing.
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    90
    For the most part, Geogaddi only hints at new directions. But then, if it ain't broke, why fix it? [Apr 2002, p.78]
  4. "Geogaddi" improves on "Music Has the Right to Children" by taking the Boards of Canada sound into darker, more disturbing and fragmented directions.
  5. People wishing the group would change up their style a little more might find themselves a bit disappointed, but everyone else should be happy to know that they've again put forth a very solid effort, and one of the best electronic releases yet this year.
  6. Geogaddi is even more stripped-down and beautiful than Music Has..., BOC using simple circular rhythms and eerie samples to create an airless, ethereal ultraworld.
  7. Geogaddi is marvelously vague, as unconcerned with the real world as gangsta rap is obsessed with it. It's also a lovely, strangely comforting collection of electronic introspection, mood and shadow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 9, 2006
    10
    A great follow-up to 1998's "Music Has The Right To Children", this one has some truly outstanding songs. "Over The Horizon Radar" might A great follow-up to 1998's "Music Has The Right To Children", this one has some truly outstanding songs. "Over The Horizon Radar" might just be the best Boards of Canada song ever written. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    Superb oeuvre... an oasis for the seeker..............................................................................................................
  3. ikramc
    Oct 20, 2004
    10
    dark and brooding music, the type you would play to freak your friends out. the impact of boards of canada's music can not be dark and brooding music, the type you would play to freak your friends out. the impact of boards of canada's music can not be understated, i feel they are the one of the few electronic music producers around who can actually create either playful or haunting melodies running around in your head for a long long time. if only all musicians put more of their thought and feelings into their work. sigh Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2017
    10
    Boards of Canada return with their reel to reel noise with full force and smack us with subliminal messaging just a bit harder too as thisBoards of Canada return with their reel to reel noise with full force and smack us with subliminal messaging just a bit harder too as this eerie, unsettling masterpiece unfolds over the 66 minutes of pure lo-fi wonder Expand
  5. SophieM
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    This album is fantastic. I agree with what some other people have said, it sounds like old childhood memories and dreams. There are lots of This album is fantastic. I agree with what some other people have said, it sounds like old childhood memories and dreams. There are lots of tracks here, and when I first started listening I wasn't sure, but soon they just become stuck in your mind. Not for everyone, but honestly try it out, I hope you'll find it as great as I did. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2017
    9
    Structurally, Geogaddi isn't a far cry from Music Has the Right to Children. Thematically, the albums are polar opposites. The familiar, warmStructurally, Geogaddi isn't a far cry from Music Has the Right to Children. Thematically, the albums are polar opposites. The familiar, warm synth riffs introduced by MHTRTC have been replaced by cold, droning soundscapes and the recurring references to mathematics and the occult solidify it as one of the duo's creepier releases. Expand
  7. DasR
    Jan 12, 2010
    1
    I give this one star for the effort of actually publishing this noise. I've listened to the whole album in its entirety and let me tell I give this one star for the effort of actually publishing this noise. I've listened to the whole album in its entirety and let me tell you, it was a battle! The only purpose I see for this album would be to put you to sleep, but I have a fan that does that well enough. If you found this album thought provoking, creative, or a masterpiece of any sort, do me a favor and lay off the drugs. Expand

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