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  • Summary: This is the first full-length studio release for British electronic producer Gold Panda in six years.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 15, 2022
    Gold Panda has broken up a significant hiatus of six years to deliver an album that doesn’t shout its presence through a megaphone but instead allows itself to sort-of permeate. It’s a profound statement but done with restraint.
  2. Nov 10, 2022
    There may be nothing here that hits with the immediacy of You or Junk City II, but the sense of control and restraint is well-suited to this kind of headphones music.
  3. Nov 10, 2022
    His first solo album in six years, The Work is a comfortable record, accomplished and at times even gleeful in its kitchen-sink approach to sound design.
  4. Nov 10, 2022
    The Work is Gold Panda's most honest, emotionally direct release.
  5. Nov 10, 2022
    It’s a shame that his first album in over half a decade doesn’t push his musical ideas a little further, and in some moments, The Work feels almost like an addendum to 2016’s Good Luck and Do Your Best, but the results are still undeniably affecting.
  6. Jan 11, 2023
    I find myself wishing Dicker had allowed himself to get just a little weirder in these more muted, more indistinguishable tracks. Nevertheless, The Work holds together elegantly, moving from pick-me-up to gentle comedown, and at its peak affording a keen-eyed glimpse of a better self, a brighter world.
  7. Uncut
    Nov 15, 2022
    Offers a more intimate appraisal of his state of mind. [Jan 2023, p.18]

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  1. Nov 19, 2022
    Ich kann nicht mehr. Es braucht nicht viel, um ein Puzzle zusammenzufügen, einfach nur weitermachen. Ist Liebe kitschig?