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  • Summary: The collaborative project of the California rap collective Anticon and German experimentalists The Notwist return with a new album of genre-bending music.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 16, 2011
    It is a cohesive suite of powerfully effective songs with one thing on its mind: "the inexorable march of Time."
  2. 80
    They're good for one another; Doseone tones himself down to sound conspiratorial and insinuating, and Jel's samples goad the Notwist to think more about catchiness than Minimalism.
  3. The Wire
    Aug 17, 2011
    Where as The Notwist traffic in mellow tempos and beautifully seamless surfaces, Dose and Jel conjure all manner of conniption ta[s and noise. [Jul 2011, p.62]
  4. May 20, 2011
    For the most part, you never really know how much you love something until it's gone. But every now and then, it comes back and you're allowed to love it like you should have the first time around. 13 & God came back. You know what to do.
  5. May 16, 2011
    While that obsession with the "big sleep" gives Own Your Ghost a gloomy power, these cross-cultural pals might consider a less depressing repertoire next time.
  6. May 17, 2011
    The dividedness of the record is especially plain here. Acher generally gets calm and luscious music, and then all hell breaks loose whenever Dose shows up.
  7. Jun 13, 2011
    For a group of artists who regularly color so far outside the lines to such dazzling effect, the whole of Own Your Ghost registers as just a bit too rote and predictable, a journey back to grounds already thoroughly explored and reaping much richer rewards the last time around.

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  1. May 23, 2011
    wonderful the notwist bits are more wonderful then the clouddead bits......can't wait for the next notwist my ears they have madewonderful the notwist bits are more wonderful then the clouddead bits......can't wait for the next notwist my ears they have made some of the best music of the decade......thank you..... Expand

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