- Immunity

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 23 reviews
2013 Rank: #22 / 923
USER SCORE
84
Based on
304 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH

This is an intelligent and deeply human album and it would be no exaggeration to say that it’s already a modern classic. 

90
The 405

Hopkins has delivered what is undoubtedly his best album to date. Its more beat-driven approach may scare off the purists, but even in its maximalist moments, there is the fragile beauty and tenderness he has become known for. 

90
Resident Advisor

Immunity is a journey to be savoured, revisited regularly in the knowledge that some new landmark will emerge each and every time.

87
Beats Per Minute

Immunity is brilliant. It’s both a culmination of Hopkins’ earlier achievements and a progression beyond them. 

85
The Line of Best Fit

At times, it will have you lurching for the nearest patch of danceable floor; at others, your head will be thrust back, eyes closed in bliss

85
Pitchfork

It all adds up to a remarkably visceral, sensual, confident electronic record that stays absorbing from beginning to end, and should finally catapult Hopkins to stardom in his own story.

84
Sputnikmusic

Even though the blueprint here is simple enough, the end product is far more huge than the sum of its parts-- the main reason Immunity is such an easy album to get lost in.

80
DIY

With this record Hopkins has finally succeeded in putting on record a definitive statement of his musical vision and ideas. 

80
Consequence of Sound

Like the majority of media consumers who prefer to stay engaged with their tech, Immunity attests that technology can be a tool for a new era of collective human existence.

80
Drowned in Sound

Immunity is an album which puts a well-placed confidence in rewarding the patience of the listener, melding together current club trends with a vulnerable humanity to create an hour-long arc of total immersion.

80
PopMatters

Hopkins is working on large-scale art but also in miniature, focusing our ears in on small details while stretching everything out to an impressive degree.

80
NME

‘Immunity’ is expertly paced, and as good for coming down as it is for coming up.

80
Under The Radar

By concentrating on his own endeavors, Jon Hopkins has created one of the year's most intriguing electronic recordings.

70
AllMusic

Immunity shows how he's grown, in his subtle, accomplished way, as a composer and producer, yet its tracks occasionally feel like the surroundings for a focal point that never arrives. 

FinalLifeline
85
The most painstakingly detailed electronic album of the year so far. The details alone wouldn't matter, though, if the music wasn't beautiful or striking. Luckily, Immunity is both. Lush, shattering, vivid, glowing: a number of adjectives could describe this work, but none really do it justice. If heavier electronics don't suit you, at least hear "Abandon Window". The desolate, warm piano piece is the album's accidental centerpiece, the beating heart surrounded by ... read more
100
i discover this record in 2015 and i have no doubt to say this is the best one i heard that year, open eye signal just make you dream and "sun harmonics"... well i kept listening to it for 5 months in a row. every track has got so much stuff going on and is creating a very deep atmosphere and like watching a good movie the sounds look like charachters that sinnk you into another place
zaxapitsa
85
Hay algo indudablemente atrayente en este disco. Es una de esas intrincadas producciones que ganan con cada escucha, la sutileza y los detalles aparecen poco a poco. Es rico en matices pero la música va fluyendo naturalmente, algo primordial en la música electrónica que sin embargo ocurre raramente.
Sorrugis
83
Jon Hopkins' fifth full-length album, Immunity, delves into a deep exploration of electronic music through the use of hypnotic, slow-progressing song structures and warm atmospheres (mostly created via field recordings, piano, and analog pad sounds).

'We Disappear' kicks the album off with a gritty and glitchy beat that seamlessly warps throughout the song as layers of atmosphere build up around it. It flows right into the next track 'Open Eye Signal', an incredible 8 minute tech house ... read more
noonoo97
91
One of the best electronic albums of the last 10 years superb mixture of dance and ambient electronic music and is creates an album that you will keep listening to. Extremely intelligent and interesting album as well using chaos pads to there best ability.
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# 32 - Clash
# 7 - Drowned in Sound
# 91 - eMusic
# 23 - FasterLouder
# 29 - MOJO
# 9 - musicOMH
# 11 - NME
# 37 - Pitchfork
# 37 - PopMatters
# 5 - Q Magazine
# 18 - Resident Advisor
# 6 - Rough Trade
# 38 - Sputnikmusic
# 5 - The 405
# 13 - The Fly
# 37 - The Guardian
# 8 - The Line of Best Fit
# 17 - The Quietus
# 7 - Time Out London
# 25 - Under the Radar
# 18 - Urban Outfitters
# 1 - XLR8R
Track List
  1. We Disappear
  2. Open Eye Signal
  3. Breathe This Air
  4. Collider
  5. Abandon Window
  6. Form By Firelight
  7. Sun Harmonics
  8. Immunity


Added on: June 2, 2013