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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the British electronic artist Chris Ward.
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  • Record Label: Innovative Leisure
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Alternative R&B
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  1. 80
    It's an aesthetically immaculate, existential, emotionally intense experience. Listening to this album is an emotionally draining exercise--but believe me, it's worth it.
  2. Feb 20, 2015
    Ward proves that there's still room for him to make his mark on the genre--producing an album that feels fresh and bright. Not a bad way to start the year.
  3. Feb 20, 2015
    Rapture is ultimately an honest effort devoid of staying power.
  4. Feb 20, 2015
    While each track is meticulously crafted, you can’t help but feel a sense of familiarity and perhaps repetition settle in the last half of the album.
  5. Feb 20, 2015
    The electronic bedroom pop inventiveness of his earlier EPs and debut has been replaced by plaintive bedroom pleas on this misguided second effort.
  6. Feb 25, 2015
    On Rapture he’s traded atmospherics for dominating vocals, making the stylistic leap towards ‘tell don’t show’ music. It’s a move that will undoubtedly bring Tropics to a wider audience, but robs the listener of emotional nuance and understatement; everything that made him interesting, back when he was still making music in his bedroom.
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