- R.I.P.

Actress - R.I.P.
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Rank: #19 / 917
USER SCORE
75
Based on
70 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound

R.I.P. is the most fully realised, ambitious and rewarding project that Cunningham has yet put to record

90
FACT Magazine

R.I.P is a fantastical, fascinating album: as Actress intended, it feels not really of this world. 

90
musicOMH

R.I.P. seeks to deny electronic music many of its powerful and most recognisable conventions. 

85
Pitchfork

The innovation on R.I.P. is to put as much effort into making things clean as making them dirty, and the result is a sense of contrast

80
The 405

R.I.P. is a dizzying, wholly original bildungsroman from one of the UK's most exciting and thoughtful contemporary producers.

80
NME

Despite titles rooted in mythology and religion these tracks do not evoke anything in particular

80
Consequence of Sound

With R.I.P., Cunningham took what might be the biggest risk of his career and came away with the biggest reward.

65
Beats Per Minute

Its upper register is colored an oddly disinfected monochrome, rendering the tracks bone-cold and often emotionless.

Jul 5, 2017
mz
69
The first track on this album is honestly one of the best openers to any album I have heard so far, but the other tracks were sometimes good and sometimes ok at best for me. The instrumentals on this album are quite impressive at how unique they sound but some didn't really catch onto me and I got somewhat bored of them or felt they were not that necessary. I liked it for what it did but I still feel a bit odd after listening to it no matter if that feeling of me being odd was good or not.
Nov 20, 2014
Tom Simmons
80
Fav Tracks: Caves of Paradise, Shadow From Tartarus, Serpent, The Lord's Graffiti, N.E.W.
Nov 30, 2012
60
when the tracks connect with each other it seems dull, when they dont it seems pointless
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 31 - Clash
# 49 - DIY
# 34 - Exclaim!
# 11 - FACT Magazine
# 45 - musicOMH
# 22 - No Ripcord
# 32 - Piccadilly Records
# 33 - Pitchfork
# 25 - The Guardian
# 19 - The Quietus
# 3 - The Wire
# 49 - Time Out London
# 7 - Tiny Mix Tapes
MISC LISTS
# 32 - Drowned in Sound
Track List
  1. R.I.P. 
  2. Ascending 
  3. Holy Water 
  4. Marble Plexus 
  5. Uriel's Black Harp 
  6. Jardin 
  7. Serpent 
  8. Shadow From Tartarus 
  9. Tree Of Knowledge 
  10. Raven 
  11. Glint 
  12. Caves Of Paradise 
  13. The Lord's Graffiti 
  14. N.E.W. 
  15. Iwaad
Contributions By
royalflush, patton, erik


Added on: April 17, 2012