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  • Record Label: Loma Vista Recordings
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, Synth Pop, Alternative R&B
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Pretty Girls
The green mermaid And the wavy mane The California dream Riding a unicorn through your Dalí The free fantasy The care free That beginners luck The... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 12, 2014
    Dave (of De La Soul) co-wrote "Mirror," as well as one of the other darker highlights, "Killing Me," a slowly swaying kiss-off in which Nagano seethes, "I'll take my rocket ship and get the hell outta this/Nothin' that I'm gon' miss." That song, along with the satisfying closer "Let Go," was co-produced by Robin Hannibal (Quadron, Rhye). Subtract those contributions and this would still be the group's most accomplished work.
  2. Mojo
    May 15, 2014
    In the end it seems that the clearing of the elliptical fog has produced the quartet's most cohesive and rewarding album. [Jun 2014, p.90]
  3. May 23, 2014
    Nagano has plenty of stunning moments on Nabuma Rubberband, but it’s clear this is a full band enterprise.
  4. 75
    It’s yet another release from one of Sweden’s many stunning exports that make us want more of their “less”.
  5. 70
    When they get it right--‘Let Go’ is precisely the sort of arthouse R&B blockbuster they could’ve done with more of--they flirt with perfection.
  6. May 9, 2014
    Nabuma Rubberband stretches their dance scope even wider, incorporating trance and underground club beats into their already varied repository of techniques.
  7. 50
    Most of the time, Nabuma Rubberband sounds well put-together but empty, all style and no content, the kind of album that won’t offend you while you’re listening to it but which you’d be hard-pressed to remember any of once closer “Let Go” comes to an end.

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  1. Aug 23, 2014

    Read my review of Little Dragon 'Nabuma Rubberband'

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    'Eccentric, Effervescent and Utterly Enchanting'.
  2. Jun 4, 2014
    Like tripping through a vacuum of scrap metal, this album is kinda beautiful but not enough. It is mostly sharp, harsh sounds that have beenLike tripping through a vacuum of scrap metal, this album is kinda beautiful but not enough. It is mostly sharp, harsh sounds that have been smoothed over during production with backing ambience. The most colourful and pretty track of the album is the title track, Bécs. It is similarly harsh, though, has a nicer chord progression and simplicity that adds more character to it . I probably wouldn’t bother telling anyone about this album unless someone was looking for something unusual that isn’t typical to their taste. Kinda dystopian sounding, like the personal aftermath of a drug addiction. Expand