• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: May 6, 2003
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 2 out of 21

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  1. Lee
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    illest cd of his ive heard. He is the master of error and distortion on any moog.
  2. redr
    May 31, 2003
    9
    best album so far this year. see also: Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
  3. LawrenceP
    May 17, 2004
    9
    It's funny that a eletro-hip-hop LP can have as much soul as a Otis Redding record.
  4. mario
    Mar 2, 2005
    9
    i m sure that it could be better as anything else but you can hear a bit of the future on this release i think and for me just for this it become better than many others
  5. MattM
    Aug 9, 2003
    9
    Variegated and temperamental, this album never lets me down but doesn't fill me with a feeling of satisfaction that I really need to rate it a 10. That said, it's a damn fine 9 at least, with most of the individual tracks shining and keeping (against all odds) a coherent feel to the album. Gets better on repeated listens, and well worth $14. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have Variegated and temperamental, this album never lets me down but doesn't fill me with a feeling of satisfaction that I really need to rate it a 10. That said, it's a damn fine 9 at least, with most of the individual tracks shining and keeping (against all odds) a coherent feel to the album. Gets better on repeated listens, and well worth $14. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to the music so I can groove some more. Expand
  6. BryanB
    Jul 9, 2004
    10
    This album has some of the most amazing beats I have ever heard.
  7. matta
    Jul 11, 2005
    9
    Totally solid all the way throughout. Just wish there was some guest appearances because the tracks with vocals are all good.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Unlikely to be defined by any passing scene, Herren seems likely to go his merry way in the way production auteurs do, body-swerving ham-fisted attempts at pigeon-holing or categorisation.
  2. This is meticulously constructed and flawlessly engineered music.
  3. 100
    There's nothing Herren can't and won't do on this record.