• Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2015
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. Uncut
    Dec 11, 2015
    60
    Shuffle and skip for best results. [Jan 2016, p.71]
  2. Nov 23, 2015
    60
    Perhaps the NSFW art and videos for Vanity and En skew the narrative, but Mutant feels even more sexual than its predecessor.
  3. Nov 20, 2015
    60
    Aside from the brutal norm its twenty, overwhelming tracks follow, Mutant is also capable of digging up gold.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 85
  2. Negative: 8 out of 85
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    8
    Arca can seriously do no wrong. He is so innovative and on this album, he uses some familiar sounds from his debut album, but manages toArca can seriously do no wrong. He is so innovative and on this album, he uses some familiar sounds from his debut album, but manages to morph them into something new. He is truly a genius and has an incredible talent for creating new soundscapes that our modern world has yet to experience. Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2016
    10
    Maybe it's hard listen to entire album the first time, but that stunning atmosphere that Mutant makes by itself makes it so addictive.
    Arca
    Maybe it's hard listen to entire album the first time, but that stunning atmosphere that Mutant makes by itself makes it so addictive.
    Arca never disappoints!!
    Full Review »
  3. Dec 3, 2015
    7
    Those looking for sounds similar to Arca's production on Kanye West's Yeezus or FKA Twigs' Lp1 will be surprised when listening to hisThose looking for sounds similar to Arca's production on Kanye West's Yeezus or FKA Twigs' Lp1 will be surprised when listening to his sophomore album. The word "conventional" is nowhere in this album's vocabulary. Take the song "Mutant", for example. The skittering beats and hard-hitting sub-bass at times make it sound like breathing- as if the song was a story of a creation coming to life. To mutate, in a biological sense, means to alter the genetic sequence of an organism. In regards to Arca's music, this is precisely the case as he twists and contorts contemporary music, effectively ruining its genetic code and consequently forming an entirely new being. I at once had a hard time understanding how one can name a song that has no lyrics. Listening the Mutant is hard at times because several songs feel structureless, like a thrown-together hodgepodge. But other songs, such as "Alive", "Mutant", "Vanity", "Sinner", and **** seem to convey thoughts that cannot be expressed in words. Thus, listening to the tracks and reading the titles is the best way to begin understanding the meaning and inspiration. Creating ideas and provoking thought without words is a feat accomplished by a short list of skilled electronic musicians, a list that Arca can join proudly and, with future releases, climb to the top of. Full Review »