- Record Label: Peacefrog
- Release Date: Jul 25, 2011
- Summary: The Swedish foursome release a third album of experimental electro-pop.
- Record Label: Peacefrog
- Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance
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|Ritual union’s got me in trouble again I was wonderin’ of a white dress And the mistress And a spirit holding my hand! Love’s sinking in the...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 25 out of 30
Mixed: 5 out of 30
Negative: 0 out of 30
Jul 21, 2011Though consistently ground-breaking and lyrically challenging, Ritual Union never feels like hard work.
Entertainment WeeklyJul 27, 2011It's ambient R&B for restless nights. [29 Jul 2011, p.72]
Jul 14, 2011As the album withdraws from the dancefloor to the lonelier darkness of Summertearz and Seconds, Nagano lures you to follow.
MojoNov 22, 2011Ritual Union feels like the point at which Little Dragon's lyrical stride finally gets in step with their musical ambition. [Aug. 2011, p. 93]
Jul 25, 2011Though captivating siren Yukimi Nagano needs to turn it loose…watch out once she does.
Jul 13, 2011Little Dragon's third full-length deepens the group's down-tempo mix of icy techno and smoldering R&B.
Jul 26, 2011In summation, for a band that received little limelight in the beginning, Little Dragon showed immense talent and work ethic to earn their keep in the world. Our question is this: Where were those two items when recording Ritual Union?
Positive: 2 out of 4
Mixed: 2 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
Jan 23, 2012Really solid album that starts off with a hell of a bang and doesn't let go until it's over. I would say it's their best and not even reallyReally solid album that starts off with a hell of a bang and doesn't let go until it's over. I would say it's their best and not even really all that close. Shuffle A Dream is one of the greatest songs that's come out of any genre in years. Please Turn is amazing as well, hell all of the tracks are.… Expand
Aug 26, 2020Some few songs really are impossible to listen to. Those are exaggeretedly repetitive, strident or simply pointless and uninterpretable. ButSome few songs really are impossible to listen to. Those are exaggeretedly repetitive, strident or simply pointless and uninterpretable. But still 'Ritual Union' remains a really impressive album full of brilliant ideas and shocking turnarounds. Vocals beautifully deserve the beats and the atmosphere without being the main centre of the project. Speaking of atmosphere, Little Dragon makes us approach it in varied different ways. Clearly synthpop in its most original form.… Expand
Aug 11, 2011I was a bit disappointed in this album. After hearing Little Dragon's contributions to Gorillaz (best song on the album, Empire Antz) andI was a bit disappointed in this album. After hearing Little Dragon's contributions to Gorillaz (best song on the album, Empire Antz) and Maximum Balloon (If You Return) you'd expect something a bit more fresh. I really wanted to like this album and I'm still interested to hear where they go from here. All in all it's just meh.… Expand
Aug 3, 2011The first track is good but all of the rest of the album is just noise. Pity they couldn't repeat the first track over the rest of the album.The first track is good but all of the rest of the album is just noise. Pity they couldn't repeat the first track over the rest of the album. Speaking about that good first track...its awful to watch on studio live versions as the vocal distortions dont work live.… Expand
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