• Record Label: Pan
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2020
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  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. The Wire
    Feb 5, 2020
    80
    Despite its self-effacing title Workaround comes not as an afterthought to the above, but as distillation and progression, its 14 tracks at once crisply compelling and filled with playful delight, honed by minimalism and absorbingly complex, a constant 150 bpm that’s the opposite of metronomic. [Feb 2020, p.46]
  5. Mojo
    Feb 4, 2020
    80
    Her debut LP eschews 4/4 rhythms to create a loose-limbed, free-ranging treat. [Feb 2020, p.91]
  6. Q Magazine
    Feb 4, 2020
    80
    Complex, yet approachable rhythmic sketches. [Mar 2020, p.117]
  7. 80
    On Workaround, Beatrice Dillon leaves us to ponder how she’ll continue to transform the idea of techno and club culture.
  8. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2020
    80
    Unorthodox methods prove highly persuasive. [Mar 2020, p.27]
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 12, 2020
    9
    Preciso e ardente!!!! É a cominação perfeita de sons ambientes.............
  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. Full Review »
  3. Feb 16, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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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