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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the North Carolina electronic producer features guest appearances from Breanne Düren, Imaginary Cities, Lemaitre, Amy Millan, and Urban Cone.
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Sad Machine
Is anyone there? Oh... Hi Who survived? Somebody new? Anyone else but you? On a lonely night was a blinding light A hundred leaders would be borne... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 15, 2014
    80
    The world that Worlds conjures is fantastical and defiantly cheery.
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    70
    Although it doesn’t sound quite like EDM, Worlds manages to retain the thrilling rush of emotions that the best raves inspire.
  3. Aug 11, 2014
    69
    The main drawback to Worlds’ sound, an impressionistic approach to mass-appeal fare, is that anyone with their ear to the (festival) ground might find these sounds to be relatively old-hat.
  4. Aug 11, 2014
    60
    Through several clumsier moments, it's evident Robinson's still getting the hang of making music that translates outside clubs and festivals. Going by what he has accomplished and what he aimed to achieve here, his development should be fascinating.
  5. Uncut
    Aug 11, 2014
    60
    [Robinson] has certainly indulged his preference here, mixing M83-style synth-pop with Daft Punk/Justice bangers and adding assorted nu-rave and EDM tropes, to end up with not much to call his own. [Sep 2014, p.76]
  6. Aug 11, 2014
    50
    His ability isn’t lacking; Robinson just needs to ditch that indie pop crutch in order to strengthen his own voice.
  7. Alternative Press
    Aug 11, 2014
    50
    What Worlds never does is cohere in any appreciable way, stomping all over its finer moments with another synth glitterbomb and burdensome bass drop. [Sep 2014, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Aug 13, 2014
    10
    Worlds is an ambitious, incredible release from Porter. His craftsmanship in this genre is really marvellous, The melodies found in this albumWorlds is an ambitious, incredible release from Porter. His craftsmanship in this genre is really marvellous, The melodies found in this album evoke a sense of nostalgia, but it doesn't rely on it entirely. It's a synthesis of crushing four-on-the-floor beats, neo 80s sounds, sharp electro-pop, and JRPG/Sci-Fi video game OSTs. Not only is Porter creative to conceptualizing such a unique project, but his technical skills really takes this vision to the next level and makes it shine. I don't think this album will speak to everyone, but for the people it does, it's perfect. Expand
  2. Feb 26, 2020
    10
    This ain't some general "money making" hit guaranteed album, it's an unique album reflecting Porter Robinson's own beliefs on music. The factThis ain't some general "money making" hit guaranteed album, it's an unique album reflecting Porter Robinson's own beliefs on music. The fact this got a 63 is rather beyond me. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2021
    10
    Time has proven this to be something of a classic album of its genre. Porter's identity comes through very clearly and these songs still standTime has proven this to be something of a classic album of its genre. Porter's identity comes through very clearly and these songs still stand up 6 years later. Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2017
    10
    One of the most beautiful and artistic albums I have ever listened to. Definitely makes top 3 at least. Porter Robinson truly mastered a newOne of the most beautiful and artistic albums I have ever listened to. Definitely makes top 3 at least. Porter Robinson truly mastered a new and unique sound. Master of the Synth. Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2018
    9
    One of the most memorable and iconic electronic albums of all time. At first listen the album didnt seem great but as I listened to it more itOne of the most memorable and iconic electronic albums of all time. At first listen the album didnt seem great but as I listened to it more it became one of my favourite albums ever. Favourites include Divinity, Sad Machine, Fellow Feeling, Hear The Bells, Flicker and Fresh Static Snow. The only song I didn't like was Natural Light. Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2018
    9
    A unique sound and an albums-full of dream-like experiences creates a near masterpiece.
  7. Jan 2, 2015
    0
    Absolutely terrible record. It's literally the same synthpop song over and over again, and it's not even good. Terribly done and not evenAbsolutely terrible record. It's literally the same synthpop song over and over again, and it's not even good. Terribly done and not even worth a listen at all. Expand

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