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  • Summary: The second full-length release for London-based indie pop band Superorganism features guest appearances from Boa Constrictors, Dylan Cartlidge, CHAI, Gen Hoshino, Stephen Malkmus, and Pi Ja Ma.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 11, 2022
    100
    On the whole it finds the sweet spot between chaos and structure, silliness and depth, and it’s a banger.
  2. Jul 14, 2022
    90
    ‘World Wide Pop’ is a joyously over-the-top explosion of audio technicolor, where the group embrace their oddities and eccentricities.
  3. Jul 18, 2022
    80
    Generally though, World Wide Pop is full of inventive, bold pop music – sometimes sugary sweet like the acoustic led Crushed.zip, and sometimes big and anthemic such as the CHAI and Pi Ja Ma collaboration Teenager. And, as ever with Superorganism, it’s never, ever boring.
  4. Jul 12, 2022
    70
    This is an album that throws everything at the wall, and most of it sticks. Best enjoyed in the present.
  5. 60
    Ultimately, World Wide Pop works best in small doses. Still, Superorganism’s displays of creativity and personality are admirable and will get them farther than most in modern indie pop.
  6. Jul 15, 2022
    60
    While the highs on the album are high, the lows are apparent and hard to ignore. There is a battle between the band’s influences and their own vision for their sound which leaves them with a batch of great ideas that weren’t executed to their full potential.
  7. Jul 11, 2022
    50
    Ultimately, World Wide Pop succumbs to sameiness, with several songs in a row set to a similarly frantic tempo and overly compressed, treble-heavy sound mix. Rather than allowing individual sounds to stand out, the chaotic placement of samples makes them all run together.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Jul 15, 2022
    7
    Personally, this record is a hit or miss.

    I thought that the singles were great, even though I felt like they relied on their features way
    Personally, this record is a hit or miss.

    I thought that the singles were great, even though I felt like they relied on their features way too much. I see a lot of critics giving this album mixed reviews (50s), and while I agree that the tracks on this album that aren't very good are quite repulsive at times, I don't believe that this record is bad nonetheless.

    The highlights on this record were great, such as the singles and "Don't let the colony collapse". I can even notice (and clearly hear) some Avalanches influences in there, going as far as re-using the same samples from their 2020 record "We Will Always Love You"
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