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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm features 10 tracks, spanning over three discs with a total runtime of just over three hours.
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  1. Nov 1, 2022
    80
    It's like listening to the sea, before the strings slip in and out of tune like crashing waves. The beauty that emerges throughout the record requires patience to be appreciated in full and—to Frahm's credit—when it arrives, it's worth the wait.
  2. Sep 23, 2022
    80
    Music for Animals might seem daunting due to its length and starkness, but it's actually one of Frahm's most listenable albums, rewarding immersion and half-ignored background placement alike.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 23, 2022
    70
    The idea is to immerse yourself in the natural flow of the music; admirable, though who these days has time to experience it all in one go? [Oct 2022, p.29]
  4. Sep 26, 2022
    70
    It’s not too late to learn how to stretch your attention span around these three hours of music because there are moments that absolutely soar. Patience isn’t a virtue here; it’s a requirement.
  5. Sep 23, 2022
    64
    At more than three hours long, Music for Animals is difficult to digest in its entirety; there’s a fine line between patient and dull. Frahm’s extended track lengths are presumably meant to foster immersion, but after a while, they come to seem indulgent.
  6. Mojo
    Sep 23, 2022
    60
    A pleasant way to pass time in transit, but not a destination itself. [Oct 2022, p.82]