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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the London-based electronic producer features contributions from such artists as Batu, Kuljit Bhamra, Laurel Halo, Kadialy Kouyaté, Jonny Lam, Lucy Railton, and Untold.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 7, 2020
    100
    Its triumphant sound comes from the artist’s clear joy in realising these compositions, which shines through every exuberant moment.
  2. Feb 11, 2020
    90
    When a record is so dazzlingly abstract (or abstractly dazzling), it seems harder to interpret in emotional terms, too. But like LeWitt and his primary-coloured paint brushes, or Dan Flavin and his store cupboard of strip lights, Dillon isn't offering us a feeling so much as giving us a space in which to feel.
  3. Feb 12, 2020
    83
    This is her most ambitious record yet.
  4. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2020
    80
    Unorthodox methods prove highly persuasive. [Mar 2020, p.27]
  5. 80
    On Workaround, Beatrice Dillon leaves us to ponder how she’ll continue to transform the idea of techno and club culture.
  6. Mojo
    Feb 4, 2020
    80
    Her debut LP eschews 4/4 rhythms to create a loose-limbed, free-ranging treat. [Feb 2020, p.91]
  7. Q Magazine
    Feb 4, 2020
    80
    Complex, yet approachable rhythmic sketches. [Mar 2020, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Feb 24, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Álbum maravilhoso
    Os meninos trabalharam muito duro
    BTS caprichou no repertório
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  2. Feb 17, 2020
    9
    The non-electronic instrumentation gives "Workaround" an organic edge which adds depth and dimension to Dillon's programmed beats. It'sThe non-electronic instrumentation gives "Workaround" an organic edge which adds depth and dimension to Dillon's programmed beats. It's lively and refreshing with razor sharp flourishes that make it an all around good time. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Nothing special or innovative. It's just a collection of well-produced synth sounds, blips and blops.
    I don't think that I can listen to the album a 2nd time.
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  4. Feb 25, 2020
    3
    Okay, now I know what kind of music I have to make to be acclaimed and make critics feel smart for listening, just put a few beats, a fewOkay, now I know what kind of music I have to make to be acclaimed and make critics feel smart for listening, just put a few beats, a few clicks, a melody here and there and the album of the year is done! lol Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2020
    2
    Absolutely non-melodic, inhuman and meaningless music. As if written by the central processor Skynet in the process of absorbing people's souls.

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