Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. Uncut
    Aug 11, 2014
    80
    L'Aventura could well be his best album. [Sep 2014, p.78]
  2. 80
    Here he delivers a 14-minute psychedelic disco odyssey ('Comment Revoir Oursinet?') about missing his teddy bear. The rest of 'L'Aventura', his sixth album, is deep-pile funk ('Sous Les Rayons Du Soleil'), bouncing electro-soul ('Aller Vers Le Soleil') and as cheesy as a Camembert cravat.
  3. Jul 14, 2014
    80
    Though his aims of presenting this as a robust, high-concept album aren’t necessarily met, this is still wonderful pop.
  4. 80
    While it may not be as charmingly naïve as he claims, L’Aventura is an unexpected transformation of the classic Tellier formula: pure electro-madness and bearded sex-appeal.
  5. Jul 8, 2014
    74
    With L’Aventura, he’s done a fine job of sticking the landing.
  6. Jul 8, 2014
    70
    As always, L'Aventura is rife with touches that knowledgeable listeners will appreciate, but anyone with a fondness for smoothly retro mood music with lots of personality will find a lot to enjoy.
  7. Jul 10, 2014
    60
    Yes, it's hugely self-indulgent at times, but in the best way, whereby the listener is gently invited along for the ride, rather than dragged kicking and screaming.
  8. Mojo
    Jul 8, 2014
    60
    Most compelling on the looser, less slick numbers. [Aug 2014, p.96]
  9. Q Magazine
    Jul 8, 2014
    60
    It all has an airy charm, though it benefits hugely from a Daft Punk-y electro injection on Rick l'Adolescent and Aller vers le Soleil, both which transcend cheerful pastiche. But Tellier's opulence has limits. [Aug 2014, p.114]
  10. Jul 11, 2014
    30
    Sébastien Tellier has a tendency to tackle substantial topics, and it often smacks of dilettantism.

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