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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for Kevin Parker's project was recorded in Los Angeles and Australia.
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Glimmer
It's like oh bass cool You know how I make the bass better? Crank the bass up yeah! You know how I make the kick drum better? Crank the bass up And... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Feb 27, 2020
    90
    “The Slow Rush” is arguably Parker’s most fully realized and satisfying effort to date.
  2. 80
    This is a 57-minute flex of every musical muscle in Parker’s body. Crunchy guitars are largely absent, but we’re left with something far more intriguing – a pop record bearing masterful electronic strokes.
  3. Mojo
    Feb 10, 2020
    80
    The Slow Rush proves the rewards of taking time; Kevin Parker is an artist worthy of yours. [Mar 2020, p.90]
  4. 80
    This fourth LP polishes that dancier sound into his slickest dancefloor-ready music yet.
  5. Feb 19, 2020
    80
    At 58 minutes, it does run a little long—and I probably would’ve cut songs like On Track or the two-minute flatliner Glimmer. But every time I’ve started this album since it clicked with me, I’ve finished it. Isn’t that the most you can ask of any record?
  6. 75
    Five years removed from Currents, The Slow Rush plays as though no time has passed at all.
  7. Feb 24, 2020
    40
    For those that need a bit of background music The Slow Rush is a competent record, but it’s impossible to actively listen to it for a prolonged period of time without despairing. At least now that this is out, there probably won’t be another one for a few years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 89
  2. Negative: 2 out of 89
  1. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    This is such an experience. I still haven’t recovered from it. It’s a psychedelic trip you haven’t heard from Tame Impala yet and that’sThis is such an experience. I still haven’t recovered from it. It’s a psychedelic trip you haven’t heard from Tame Impala yet and that’s saying something! Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    This album is an absolute masterpiece. Kevin Parker is a genius. He reimagined himself and his sound so perfectly.
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    9
    Fantastic album. My only problem is that it maybe doesn't have the hard hitting sound of past songs but then again this album can cater do aFantastic album. My only problem is that it maybe doesn't have the hard hitting sound of past songs but then again this album can cater do a different audience and mood than their past albums. A must listen Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2020
    8
    Not as strong of an album as the last release "Currents" but still an overall solid album in Kevin Parker and Tame Impala's catalog
  6. Jun 22, 2020
    8
    De Tame Impala se espera algo nuevo ,pero que contenga lo mejor de ellos. Algo así como "Dame más de eso, pero en una forma nueva". Este álbumDe Tame Impala se espera algo nuevo ,pero que contenga lo mejor de ellos. Algo así como "Dame más de eso, pero en una forma nueva". Este álbum cumple con eso. No supre a Currents, pero está muy cerca. Las letras son más maduras, en especial la última canción. Expand
  7. May 13, 2020
    3
    The Slow Rush is the most forgettable album yet from Kevin Parker, and . This album is being labeled as his pop crossover; however, it flopsThe Slow Rush is the most forgettable album yet from Kevin Parker, and . This album is being labeled as his pop crossover; however, it flops at this attempt as few if not none of the tracks are catchy or memorable in the slightest. Out of the multiple listens two this album only two of the tracks were memorable in the slightest, which is likely the reason why both of them were released as singles. It is because of this that the album's title takes on a different meaning as every time I tried to listen to The Slow Rush by itself I felt myself wanting to speed through the 57 minutes it drags on through.
    Tame Impala's five years since currents has rewarded us with nothing beyond glorified background music, which is likely the only reason people will come back for a second listen of this uninspired album.
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