• Record Label: Kompakt
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2014
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. 80
    There’s a communal ambience on show here; using three vocalists gives it a mixtape aesthetic, the music feeling like a bulging bag of pick and mix.
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    70
    When GusGus joined Kompakt, the association seemed odd--almost charitable on the label's part--but now it makes total sense.
  3. Jun 23, 2014
    70
    It’s funky, it’s debonair, and it’s overall something that rewards repeat listens to isolate elements and notice the flourishes of colour that GusGus brings to its sound.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 2, 2014
    60
    The latest outing from the Icelandic quartet may not possess quite such drama [as John Grant's Pale Green Ghosts], but there's plenty to admire here. [Aug 2014, p.91]
  5. Jun 25, 2014
    60
    The rest of the album has its moments, though mainly it seems like a chance for the GusGus gang to showcase what other electrified trickery they can muster.
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    60
    The album experiments and draws on a number of electronic genres to bring together something that is at times mesmerising, even if it doesn’t always hold perfectly.
  7. Jun 23, 2014
    60
    GusGus, Icelandic veterans of artsy techno music, have always enjoyed provoking their audience, and when they do so here, it's exhilarating.... but sadly GusGus can't keep it up.

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