• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2015
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Mar 31, 2015
    90
    Campbell’s ideals are distilled into a tight nine-track album in which influences are evoked, grafted onto fresh numbers and cut loose to scratch insistently at the listener’s ear.
  2. Mar 26, 2015
    90
    Hinterland is playful--a vibrant and urgent combination of genealogy and vision--and it is this that truly makes it a masterpiece. Not only does Campbell have the creative chops to create such richly evocative music, but she does it with a wink and a smile.
  3. 85
    LoneLady has reimagined herself as the star of a glitter laden dancefloor, the lasers excitedly pinging from the mirror balls hanging from above. By doing this, she’s gone and made the finest pop record of 2015 so far.
  4. Mojo
    Apr 22, 2015
    80
    Hinterland feels less like the spirit of the dance floor and much more like the crush of a weaponed march. [May 2015, p.98]
  5. Uncut
    Mar 30, 2015
    80
    [An] utterly wonderful record. [May 2015, p.76]
  6. Mar 27, 2015
    80
    Hinterland's tough, hard-won beauty reveals Campbell coming into her own.
  7. Q Magazine
    Mar 19, 2015
    80
    Campbell has picked over the bones of the past and rearranged them into something utterly brilliant. [Apr 2015, p.107]
  8. 80
    Tracks like 'Mortar Remembers You' convey the bleakness of the situation ("I had to build a room to contain all the panic"), but Campbell's voice and the persistent whirling synths infuse the desolation with compelling energy.
  9. Mar 19, 2015
    80
    It proves Campbell is that rare artist: one not just with a singular vision, but also the technical ability to realise it.
  10. May 7, 2015
    70
    When any of Hinterland‘s nine disco-punk tracks gets in the pocket, the bass, guitar, and drums could run out for a half-hour, remaining insistent in their funk without breaking stride or sagging in momentum.
  11. Mar 25, 2015
    70
    While Campbell's music hasn't done a complete U-turn and embraced sonic maximalism, the nine tracks on Hinterland benefit from greater depth, evident on even the sparsest cuts.
  12. Mar 19, 2015
    70
    Although standalone each song is catchy and refreshingly danceable, they don't add up towards a comprehensive album experience. There is little variation from the funk-punk, and slower tracks like 'Flee!' feel weaker to their more nervy counterparts.

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