• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2001
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16

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  1. jasonh
    Jul 7, 2005
    10
    A one-man mission to bring folk music kicking and screaming into the 21st century...slips effortlessly between genres, adding hip-hop and R'n'B to an already potent mix of influence... has the ability to create exquisite soundscapes that are also moving expressions of human emotion.
  2. MikeR
    Mar 3, 2003
    9
    This is one of the most COMPLETE albums I've heard in a while. Both moody and upbeat at times, this album does a wonderful job of spanning the emotional spectrum. It's a very reflective collection of tunes and is very, very easy to listen from beginning to end.
  3. GordonK
    Apr 28, 2003
    9
    A must have Album for all Electronica lovers. Less jazzy and more eclectic than his previous releases but with the same stunning production. Clearly influenced by the likes of Eno, Reich & Susumo Yokota as well as Big Beat, Jazz and Psychedelia, the album remains amazingly seemless and complete. Catch him live if you can.
  4. JonFriskC
    Aug 28, 2006
    10
    Fantastic
  5. Jun 3, 2019
    10
    Pause remains the most organic and grounded Four Tet album; listening is almost a spiritual experience.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. You could take this release and pair it up with Boards Of Canada's In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country for a back-to-back hit of sunny, frolic-in-a-sunny-field goodness.
  2. Without resorting to sappy new age or yuppie lounge cliches, Hebden has created a blissed-out ambient album for the post-rave generation.
  3. It's a good-natured and engaging mix of subtle sample manipulation, music concrete, downtempo dance beats and pop experiments.