What The Fat of the Land lacks in diversity, it makes up for in consistency: pulsating basslines and thrilling beats, delivered with trademark Prodigy grit.
MGMT plod along with all the charisma of a mumbler with a weak chin, and it’s not as if the mix is lush enough to distract from the absence of drive or direction.
Air combined chillout aesthetic with downtempo percussion, adding the pop element that made them such a success. Pleasant, familiar, and often absorbing.
This is ambient Muzak. For all its smoothness and gentleness it barely leaves any impression at all.
An expansive, impressive listen with delicious moments of climactic eruption. For Mogwai fans, this should feel like a hit in the band’s discography.