• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: May 19, 2015
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
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  1. Jun 7, 2015
    8
    This is certainly not their best, but still a great album. They have some of their best tracks to date (Huarache Lights for example) but the weaker songs are just too weak and boring to carry the album to the end. It lacks a bit of dynamics and doesn't take enough risks which makes the whole album sound less interesting and enjoyable. Still, the heavenly clever & catchy electronic tunesThis is certainly not their best, but still a great album. They have some of their best tracks to date (Huarache Lights for example) but the weaker songs are just too weak and boring to carry the album to the end. It lacks a bit of dynamics and doesn't take enough risks which makes the whole album sound less interesting and enjoyable. Still, the heavenly clever & catchy electronic tunes are just enough to make it nothing less (or more) than a good album. Expand
  2. May 20, 2015
    4
    This is clearly not the same band that created Made In The Dark. I'm all for a group evolving and shifting sounds, but when it sounds as melodically abysmal as this, then you really need to take a step back and look in the mirror. I mean, maybe the chord progressions on these tracks just don't fit with my DNA, but there's barely one song on this record that I would consider noteworthy. AndThis is clearly not the same band that created Made In The Dark. I'm all for a group evolving and shifting sounds, but when it sounds as melodically abysmal as this, then you really need to take a step back and look in the mirror. I mean, maybe the chord progressions on these tracks just don't fit with my DNA, but there's barely one song on this record that I would consider noteworthy. And when you compare that to Made In The Dark, a record that is a near-masterpiece, I have to wonder what in the world happened to these guys since then? Expand
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jul 8, 2015
    70
    Why Make Sense? smooths out Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard’s longstanding, ever-evolving musical partnership and collective existential quandaries into an album as polished as Larry Levan’s disco ball, and their most cohesive as well.
  2. Jun 24, 2015
    80
    Why Make Sense revels in ‘80s dance, R&B, hip hop and pop throughout straddles between sheer musical delight and melancholy as the upbeat music balances earnest lyrics.
  3. Jun 16, 2015
    70
    This is dance music, handmade.