- Summary: The debut release for the British electronic duo of Guy and Howard Lawrence features guest appearances from AlunaGeorge, Eliza Doolittle, Sasha Keable, London Grammar, Ed Macfarlane, Sam Smith, Jesse Ware, and Jamie Woon.
- Record Label: Island
- Genre(s): Electronic, House, Garage, Club/Dance, 2-Step/British Garage
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Feb 21, 2014Dear Brits: please don't stop what you're doing. Young British brother duo Disclosure knock the music world off its socks with theirDear Brits: please don't stop what you're doing. Young British brother duo Disclosure knock the music world off its socks with their groundbreaking garage debut album "Settle," proving to the world that it's the Brits, not the Swedes, who will elevate the electronic dance genre to the artistic potential it's meant to reach. "Settle" is sexy, slick, stylish, and impeccably produced – imagine the robot from the Svedka advertisements got a degree in music theory and teamed up with early 2000s Daft Punk to create the hottest album of 2013. The beats are never laid too thick. On the contrary, they act as pulsating beds for the powerful vocals that carry each track. Disclosure establish a remarkably minimalist yet complex sound that dominates the album but never overwhelms any individual track. You won't find any other album like it, and if "Settle" is any decent indication of the future of EDM, then I am all ears for 2014. As for the future of Disclosure – well let's face it, with a debut this commanding, they're set.
FINAL SCORE: 100 (perfect)… Expand
Jun 21, 2013I have only listened to this album and i have decided that it is a great album that has some fantastic sounds and riffs to it. Really freshI have only listened to this album and i have decided that it is a great album that has some fantastic sounds and riffs to it. Really fresh and different, with some of the collaborations are the best tracks… Expand
Mar 5, 2014I totally hated this album when i first heard it. I didn't understand what the fuss is all about. Then it received many accolades fromI totally hated this album when i first heard it. I didn't understand what the fuss is all about. Then it received many accolades from numerous music critics, so i decided to give it a second chance.
I started discovering a track here and a track there that were really amazing. "Latch" and "Defeated No More" made me really wanna get up and dance.
Then i took notice of "Help Me Lose My Mind", and i fell in love with it. And finally i re listened to the entire album, and was totally captivated by it, particularly by "F For You", "Second Chance", "You & Me", and "Boiling".
I love how the album was like a journey to me. I'm really excited for Disclosure and can't wait for their new work.… Expand
May 13, 2014Deep House is usually up there with my least enjoyed Dance genres, so for this to get my attention was a big deal. Only liked a few tracks atDeep House is usually up there with my least enjoyed Dance genres, so for this to get my attention was a big deal. Only liked a few tracks at first but it really grew on me, with some of the tracks gaining next level status.
Fave tracks: 'White Noise', 'Latch', 'F for You', 'When a Fire Starts to Burn', 'Help Me Lose My Mind'… Expand
Mar 23, 2014Settle is probably the electronica/dance album that I have returned to most this year. I came into the album after hearing "When a Fire StartsSettle is probably the electronica/dance album that I have returned to most this year. I came into the album after hearing "When a Fire Starts to Burn," but "Latch" and "White Noise" kept me hooked in. The softer sound and R&B vocals give the record a nostalgic feel (not that I'm old enough to actually understand what that means). The album works great when played from start to finish, but its 18 tracks do start falling into each other.… Expand
Jun 25, 2013Absolute garbage. There is nothing original here. Stay far far away. Overhyped junk, masquerading as, I don't even know. This sounds likeAbsolute garbage. There is nothing original here. Stay far far away. Overhyped junk, masquerading as, I don't even know. This sounds like something a high school kid put together on a mac in 1997, mixed with some sappy R&B vocals. If you dance to this you are a terrible dancer.… Collapse
Published: December 4, 2013Throughout the coming weeks, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from dozens of music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
Awards & Rankings
|Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen|
|American Band - Drive-By Truckers|
|Stranger Things, Vol. 1 [Original Television Series Soundtrack] - Kyle Dixon|
|Coloring Book [Mixtape] - Chance the Rapper|
|Dissociation - The Dillinger Escape Plan|
|A Seat at the Table - Solange|
|Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984 [Box Set] - Various Artists|
|A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead|
|Demon City - Elysia Crampton|
|Blonde - Frank Ocean|
|My Woman - Angel Olsen|
|Kodama - Alcest|
|Live at the Hollywood Bowl - The Beatles|
|Puberty 2 - Mitski|
|You Will Never Be One of Us - NAILS|
|The Complete BBC Sessions [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|A Place Called Bad [Box Set] - Scientists|
|Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka|