The Inheritors

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  • Band members: Holden
  • Summary: This is the follow-up to the British electronic producer's 2006's The Idiots Are Winning.
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  1. Jul 25, 2013
    90
    Ambitious, experimental and brilliant, The Inheritors is a unique release that confirms James Holden's place not only as a DJ to watch, but also as a producer to pay close attention to.
  2. 85
    While The Inheritors isn’t the pinnacle avant-garde electronic music it’s hailed as, it’s a damn fine collection of songs.
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    Clocking in at over 75 minutes, The Inheritors is an exhausting, complex and disorientating listen, but one that will stay with you.
  4. 80
    The Inheritors jumps and squeals and writhes and blossoms. It’s music that you can’t help but hear as if you were a kid again.
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    The Inheritors is an extraordinary, unique record from one of electronic music’s most vivid minds.
  6. Nov 20, 2013
    80
    For such a dense, sprawling, heady piece of music, The Inheritors has a surprisingly light touch to it, even a playfulness, that shows just how in control of his tools (including the album form) James Holden is.
  7. Jul 25, 2013
    60
    James Holden has never actually sounded like BOC, but this time around he shares their penchant for analogue gear and mantric, pagan repetition.

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