• Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: May 19, 2015
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. May 26, 2015
    60
    It doesn’t always work: Lonely At The Top is a minimalist, spoken-word piece set to odd clicking noises that doesn’t really bear repeated listens. For the most part, however, this is a brave, forward-thinking collection that will be required listening for any fans of electronica.
  2. May 19, 2015
    60
    In its least engaging moments, Platform feels more like a homework assignment geared to some equivocal set than an album. In its better moments, it’s electronic music for the fourth-dimension.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 4 out of 42
  1. May 21, 2015
    9
    This album can be interpreted from nuances. It relies on texture and the presentation of unusual sounds and synths. The small, instead of theThis album can be interpreted from nuances. It relies on texture and the presentation of unusual sounds and synths. The small, instead of the large, is in focus. It wants to make the sum of the parts greater than the whole. Through that philosophy, Herndon can invite you to enjoy a type of music that can only be brought on by the mentality of the digital age, an age that has created a social infatuation with culture, 6-second movies, and ASMR videos.

    It will stick to some commonalities with other artists like Aphex Twin and Amon Tobin, that might either persuade or dissuade listeners, but the album's different enough to be worth listening to despite opinion related to other IDM artists.

    It's also really good.
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  2. Aug 9, 2016
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. 8.5
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