• Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2014
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jun 20, 2014
    85
    It's certainly far more accessible, and much more ingrained in traditional dance and electronic styles, but it still has that unfamiliarity that remains The Knife's trademark.
  2. Dec 16, 2014
    80
    The result is a set of tracks that, compared to the prickly, experimental music of Shaking The Habitual, are purposeful, propulsive and emotionally direct.
  3. 80
    A sublime farewell from the millennium's finest synth act.
  4. Dec 5, 2014
    80
    Shifting their past into their present, this intensifies retrospective beats with the primitive passion that’s always been at their core.
  5. 80
    It’s a bunch of great dance tracks that should preserve their live sound in its natural habitat.
  6. The Wire
    Aug 27, 2014
    80
    Despite the celebratory atmosphere, the group's air of menace remains intact. [Sep 2014, p.54]
  7. Jun 20, 2014
    80
    Refreshing in its conciseness and brightness, Shaken Up Versions embraces change even as it unites the different eras of the Dreijers' music.
  8. Jun 20, 2014
    73
    Shaken-Up Versions doesn’t threaten replace anything in the Knife’s catalog, but it does highlight the levity that’s always been present in their music.
  9. Jun 20, 2014
    70
    In its own oblique way, Shaken-Up Versions is the sound of The Knife having fun.

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