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SBTRKT
SBTRKT - SBTRKT
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2011 Ratings: #136 / 891
Year End Rank: #39
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2011 Ratings: #49
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

SERIOUSLY, this record is fucking good, flawless, almost, and hard to stop listening to.

81
Pitchfork

SBTRKT is ultimately a colorful and highly enjoyable future-pop record, an extension of bass culture but not indebted to it.

80
musicOMH

In the space of just over half an hour it has been possible to experience a full gamut of feelings, our sympathies firmly siding with our nameless host.

80
Consequence of Sound

It maintains an ever-so-perfect pace throughout, fraught with big beats, catchy choruses, and smooth textures, making it one of this year’s finest debuts by far.

70
No Ripcord

Although there’s nothing spectacular or innovative here, it has to be difficult to simultaneously have a foot in a variety of styles while constructing something that’s this easy to listen to.

60
PopMatters

A lot of the material here, whilst well produced and well written, is sadly not outstanding enough to challenge the firmly seated royalty of UK dance music just yet.

Oct 8, 2014
SiberianBreaks
81
A really fun and memorable debut album. The production is pretty good and the whole album feels pretty balanced to me as whole. The vocals are soothing, the beats are catchy, and it's just a fun electronic album that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Favourite tracks: Something Goes Right, Wildlife, Never Never, Hold On, Trials Of The Past, Ready Set Loop
Aug 26, 2014
79
Intelligent beats with primitive colours and a big, big heart.
Feb 27, 2013
75
It's super catchy, Sampha is the man (he did vocals on numerous tracks as well as tours wit SBTRKT)! I got the iTunes bonus version with live stuff too... it's great!Highly enjoyable future-pop sound.
Dec 19, 2012
77
I take it from the first to last track.. Favourites: Trials of the Past, Never Never...
Track List
  1. Heatwave 
  2. Hold On 
  3. Wildfire
  4. Sanctuary 
  5. Trials Of The Past 
  6. Right Thing To Do 
  7. Something Goes Right 
  8. Pharoahs 
  9. Ready Set Loop 
  10. Never Never 
  11. Go Bang
Contributions By
patton, erik, philthy, thisisabtlgrnd


Added on: June 22, 2011