- Dark Energy

Jlin - Dark Energy
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 5 reviews
2015 Rank: #19 / 718
USER SCORE
72
Based on
90 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

By prioritizing rhythm over hooks, by turning away from looped vocal samples and toward a starker, more tensile vocabulary of snares and strings, Dark Energy immediately sounds like a benchmark, an outlier in terms of minimalist abstraction and intensity.

85
Pitchfork

Throw it onto the list of recent albums, like Heems’ Eat Pray Thug and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, that take personal, political and temporal stock of our lives and refuse to be one-dimensional in chronicling these experiences.

82
Resident Advisor
Jlin has plenty to say, and she has a remarkably strong and distinctive voice with which to say it.
80
The Guardian
As Burial is to dubstep, Jlin is an artist who belongs to her genre, but has an eye on where it could go next.
80
AllMusic

Tense, thrilling, and a bit frightening, Dark Energy is simply one of the most compelling debut albums of 2015.

pouls
38
I find this album to be incredibly weak because it fails to create a truly entertaining experience for me. There are good ideas in this album, but Jlin does not know how to use these good ideas, and ends up overstretching these ideas, to a point in which the tracks become stale and dull. There are some tracks that are truly abominations here, like the tracks in the second half of this album, that don't have good ideas, but Jlin thinks that these ideas are good, so he makes these terrible ideas ... read more
PSHANDY
82
ドス黒いFOOTWORKにOneohtrix Point Neverのグリッチ感とPC Musicのプラスティック感を掛け合わせた不思議な一枚。母性すら感じさせるしなやかな音像は、このアーティストが女性と聞いてなんとなく納得。
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DETAILS

March 24, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Planet Mu / Label
Footwork / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 18 - Crack Magazine
# 14 - Dazed
# 5 - Dummy
# 7 - FACT Magazine
# 43 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 35 - Mixmag
# 40 - Pitchfork
# 64 - PopMatters
# 3 - Resident Advisor
# 1 - The Quietus
# 5 - The Vinyl Factory
# 1 - The Wire
# 45 - Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List
  1. Black Ballet
  2. Unknown Tongues
  3. Guantanamo
  4. Erotic Heat
  5. Black Diamond
  6. Mansa Musa
  7. Infrared (Bagua)
  8. Ra
  9. Expand
  10. So High
  11. Abnormal Restriction
Contributions By
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Added on: April 2, 2015