- Quarantine

Laurel Halo - Quarantine
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Rank: #161 / 911
USER SCORE
81
Based on
51 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
FACT Magazine

With this record Laurel Halo has created a strong work that, while being notable and challenging for its unusual, compact combination of pop, ambience and musique concrète, is also immersive and enjoyable for this exact reason.

80
Pitchfork

My experience with Quarantine feels more like an interactive, multimedia affair, as though I'm listening to a record while simultaneously trying to solve a puzzle or challenge the CPU in a video game.

79
Beats Per Minute

This is probably among the most original and enigmatically seductive albums we’ll hear all year, and that itself is certainly an achievement worth celebrating.

Gupla
92
La última vez que escuchamos a Laurel Halo cantar, lo hacía en muestras de su mejor material hasta la fecha: Quarantine. Su voz presume un tilde sin muchos arreglos, una voz simple y arriesgada, pero que fue herramienta para el desarrollo de sus mejores canciones.

Antes de incursionar en una esfera total del frío techno independiente, Laurel creaba estéreos pop con una remarcada influencia en los sintetizadores ambientales--casos como lo hecho en King Felix o ... read more
Tom Simmons
76
Fav Tracks: Light + Space, Airsick, Years

Least Fav Track: Joy
Space Vacation
87
A very uncomfortable and depressing album.
Very open and honest, very emotional.
I liked it a lot; at some times though I felt it got a bit exaggerated for my liking, but it kept it's cool more often than not.
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DETAILS

May 29, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hyperdub / Label
Electronic / Genres
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Track List
  1. Airsick
  2. Years 
  3. Thaw 
  4. Joy 
  5. MK Ultra 
  6. Wow 
  7. Carcass 
  8. Holoday 
  9. Tumor 
  10. Morcom 
  11. Nerve 
  12. Light + Space


Added on: May 30, 2012