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  • Summary: This is the second international release for Japanese producer/remixer/artist/recording star Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada), following his 1998 breakthrough debut for Matador, 'Fantasma.' A bit less cut-and-paste than its predecessor, 'Point' still showcases a range of musical styles in its 11 tracks.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
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  1. Entertainment Weekly
    11 irresistible sound collages that feature driving beats, amiable guitar acoustics, and a quadraphonic sense of aural play that encourages rampant headphone abuse. [15 Feb 2002, p.68]
  2. Given his prior eclecticism, it's stunning to hear the unified, boldly conceptual approach Cornelius takes on his new Point.
  3. From rock riffs to cheesy electronics, nothing is off limits here, the gurgling stream of playful beats and gorgeous melodies carried along on a tide of Can's dreamy krautrock, ambient instrumental bliss and infectious '70s rock grooves.
  4. While Point may be less viscerally invasive than any of its recorded counterparts, it remains a beautifully orchestrated exercise in modern pop construction.
  5. While Point is ultimately plenty of fun, it's also serious work that can be taken seriously.
  6. Mojo
    Point is less a stylistic mash-up and more a stylish exploration of mood and groove. [Feb 2002, p.98]
  7. All you can really do is sit back and politely applaud.

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  1. jonboy
    Feb 9, 2004
    brilliant arrangements, sounds, and harmonies.
  2. MichaelM
    Apr 6, 2007
    When I first heard it, it struck me as "post-milllenium Rock' the first thing that I'd heard in along time,it seemed, to elevate When I first heard it, it struck me as "post-milllenium Rock' the first thing that I'd heard in along time,it seemed, to elevate Rock into the modern age. Just Great production.I played it/lent it to a few different types of music fans, and they all really like it.It put a friend of mine into a kind of trance(he was a bit pissed at the time,but hey).It's still great only just having heard it again after a coupla years. Expand