Beautiful Rewind

Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2013 Ratings: #240 / 953
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
2013 Ratings: #215
October 3, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY

'Beautiful Rewind' is anything but 'There Is Love In You Part II'. At times it’s a strange record. The rough tones don’t register as forcefully as the hooks on previous works. That said, it’s a rewarding listen, one that eventually embeds itself once given full attention. 

80
The Fly

‘Beautiful Rewind’ is the sound of an artist looking to cut loose, and its playful spirit proves catching.

80
AllMusic

While the album does seem rather patched together with a lack of focus -- it plays out like a pair of distinct EPs and a couple transitional orphans on shuffle -- there's an irrefutable charm to the restlessness.

80
Spin

Beautiful Rewind shows Four Tet shifting toward experimental dance music rather than elegantly crafted, album-length, indie-approved electronica, perhaps never to return. Quickly working 11 tracks into 40 minutes, the album is visceral and unrefined, two qualities not often associated with Hebden.

75
The 405

It's often a difficult album to get into; despite it being rooted in dance music, it's probably the least danceable Four Tet record and probably not your first choice if a friend ever asks you to recommend a Four Tet album to get them started. 

74
Pitchfork

At just over 40 minutes, Beautiful Rewind is an effortless listen, but when it wanders it feels like a bauble, one from an artist from whom we are accustomed to receiving richer gifts. 

70
FACT Magazine

Beautiful Rewind is a Four Tet album, and no matter how grubby it gets, at the heart of it will always be one fact: Four Tet’s forte is making Beautiful Music.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Beautiful Rewind isn’t Kieran Hebden’s magnum opus, but it’s an album that succeeds at both moving the listener emotionally and, like much of the producer’s impressive body of work, inspiring him or her to literally and physically move.

58
Pretty Much Amazing

Beautiful Rewind is always keeping us at arm’s length, coldly allowing us to admire the craft without letting us in on the secret. It can make for a lonely listen.

EntryIncomplete
82
Nice and groovy, but Four Tet can do better.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
tha138
73
Burning, abstract vibes that makes the spirit groove.
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Track List

  1. Gong
  2. Parallel jalebi
  3. Our navigation
  4. Ba teaches yoga   
  5. Kool FM  
  6. Crush  
  7. Buchla   
  8. Aerial 
  9. Ever never
  10. Unicorn
  11. Your body feels
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Added on: October 2, 2013