• Band Name:
  • Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Vicissitude Image
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The third full-length release from indie electronic artist James Chapman was self-recorded.
  • Record Label: Mute
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Electro
  • More Details and Credits »
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 8, 2013
    90
    10 tracks of soul-bearing introspection swathed in layers of rich reverb, icy chill and ephemeral echoes of 30 years of synth pop.
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    The good news is that it seems to have refired his creative urges: the songs have an ethereal sense of unease.
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    70
    The lack of bang, where a band like The Whip for instance might do a good job with a similar collection of tracks, is well and truly compensated by its overall arc and atmosphere, its leisurely strides into a lazer-filled sunset proving climax enough without gimmicky drops and pandering.
  4. 55
    To put not too fine a point on it, Vicissitude is bland.
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    50
    As it stands, Vicissitude is the very dictionary definition of mostly fat, and not enough lean meat that you can really sink your teeth into.
  6. Jul 8, 2013
    50
    Vicissitude is such a wispy, bloodless record that it’s hard to find anything to recommend about it.
  7. Jul 11, 2013
    20
    At every turn, the album serves only to reinforce the fact that Chapman isn't only firmly, almost blindly stuck in the previous decade, but that his music's long-overdue expiration date is the least of its problems.

See all 10 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of
  2. Mixed: 0 out of
  3. Negative: 0 out of