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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

  • Artist(s): Sonic Boom
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Panda Bear & Sonic Boom was inspired by and features samples from pop songs of the 1950s and '60s.
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  • Record Label: Domino
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Dream Pop, Post-Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Experimental Ambient, Space Rock
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 12, 2022
    It’s surely fair to deduce that the intended ‘reset’ is all about returning pop to its early years’ sense of wonder, both sonically and emotionally. On that level, its nine tracks resoundingly succeed.
  2. Aug 9, 2022
    Reset is a quick, fun album for fans of the slightly avant-garde. While there isn’t too much excitement throughout the album, the overall tone of the Rest is what will keep you coming back. It’s relaxed and just off-kilter enough to keep each song sounding fresh without trying too hard.
  3. Uncut
    Aug 9, 2022
    Lennox and Kember create breezy sonic collages of sunshine melody, fluidly chugging rhythms and fizzing analogue synths without succumbing to full retro-jukebox pastiche. [Sep 2022, p.29]
  4. Aug 17, 2022
    If arguably too one-note to constitute a stone-cold triumph, the album serves as a charming side-bar to two stellar careers. It is a collaboration that soars without ever quite getting so close to the sun that its wings start to melt.
  5. Oct 31, 2022
    It’s clear that the duo found catharsis in not just paying homage to their influences but versing alongside them through darker times.
  6. Aug 15, 2022
    Panda Bear has enough talent to make one of his less-than-monumental works worth a listen. And although Sonic Boom sometimes overstuffs the record with unnecessary sounds, his chemistry with Panda Bear is natural. Perhaps next time they’ll leave the toy in the box, though.
  7. Aug 9, 2022
    Reset revels in the whimsical sounds of ‘50s and ‘60s pop and rock but lacks the memorable songwriting that made much of the best music from that era so indelible.

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