Posts tagged "electronic"

Album artwork of 'Dig Your Own Hole' by The Chemical Brothers

Dig Your Own Hole The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers' second album is likely to please a number of electric tastes. It seldom rises above a good beat, but then it doesn't need to.

Album artwork of 'Damogen Furies' by Squarepusher

Damogen Furies Squarepusher

Squarepusher produces another solid album without pushing any boundaries. The beats are as intricate as ever, whilst the melodies keep their charm.

Album artwork of '18' by Moby

18 Moby

Strung together with downtempo drum beats, silky basslines, warming pads, and soulful vocals, it’s a very consumable album with little to jolt listeners' senses.

Album artwork of 'Garden of Delete' by Oneohtrix Point Never

Garden of Delete Oneohtrix Point Never

Twisting and turning and purposely blindsiding its listeners, Garden of Delete doesn’t stop evolving, often feeling like a stream of consciousness in musical form.

Album artwork of 'Overgrown' by James Blake

Overgrown James Blake

It’s beautifully discreet, formed with an elegance that pushes it to the point of invisibility — blissful for some, but perhaps too despondent for others.

Album artwork of 'MartyrLoserKing' by Saul Williams

MartyrLoserKing Saul Williams

While there’s little wrong with any of the cuts, the album in its entirety can feel a little half-baked. An extra push could have made this Williams' defining work.

Album artwork of 'Dummy' by Portishead

Dummy Portishead

Melding orchestral and jazz samples with beats that surge tracks forward, Dummy remains intriguing for the listener throughout. An iconic album.

Album artwork of 'The Eraser' by Thom Yorke

The Eraser Thom Yorke

The Eraser is a wonderful listen that comes with some baggage. If you’re able to handle its intensity, it’s actually a very beautiful record.

Album artwork of 'The Colour in Anything' by James Blake

James Blake returns with soul and experimentation

Fans of Blake's stripped back vocal/piano tracks are served well here, with the title track a particular highlight.

By Andrew Bridge

Album artwork of 'The Colour in Anything' by James Blake

The Colour in Anything James Blake

For an album that clocks in well over the hour mark, it’s regrettably unambitious and even a little safe. This is effectively James Blake on autopilot.