AOTY 2019

Toast to our Differences

Rudimental - Toast to our Differences
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #581 / 614
User Score
Based on 33 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1102
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
NME
It’s too long (16 tracks), musically all over the place (veering from Littlewoods advert pop-house to Smooth Radio schmaltz) and, above all, wants so hard to be liked that it sounds like an earnest school project. However: for its occasional tedium, it would take a hard heart indeed to reject this record.
60
The Telegraph
An all-killer, no-filler approach ensures every track pulls its weight, yet the album never quite adds up to more than the sum of its pleasant parts.
60
The Guardian
The album falters when the voices aren’t as strong and vivid as hers [Yebba]. The Cockney burr of Hak Baker and the untamed scansion of Kojey Radical are made all the more refreshing when you have to munch through the generic pop vocals of Kevin Garrett, Raye, Raphaella and others.
60
The Observer
There’s nothing wrong with this album’s unifying ambitions and things-get-better mood. There’s just something studied about it that’s hard to love.
JayCrackers
15
Was rudimental ever good? Just asking for a friend. I shall answer, yes they are, they got the mastermind of Macklemore in this album like fucking Pagchomp. THE MACKLEMORE. Instant 100 out of 100. Kill Me

TRACK REVIEW

Toast to our Differences 1/10
Let Me Live 1.5/10
Dark Clouds 2.5/10
Walk Alone 2.5/10
Ladysmith Skit 2/10
These Days 0/10
Sun Comes Up 0.5/10
1x1 2/10
Last Time 1/10
No Pain 2/10
Scared of Love 1/10
Summer Love 0.5/10
They Don't Care About Us 1.5/10
AVERAGE: 1.5/10
RKanharn
38
A collection of singles more than an actual thought-out album, to be expected with Rudimental.
puzzlemoon
50
O 'Toast To Our Differences' é um álbum que, além de sua sonoridade que soa como uma versão MAIS radiofonizada do Major Lazer, não tem ambição de chegar a lugar algum, mesmo possuindo uma quantidade bem extensa de faixas.

★ Toast To Our Differences
HitPlay
30
A few tracks at the start do give for an interesting listen and diverse sound I wasn't expecting to hear with Rudimental like on the track Dark Clouds, it quickly turns but into the formulaic copy paste that they have driven themselves into. Summer Love does sound a bit better than most in the later half of the album possibly due to Rita Ora's more recognizable vocals that count for at least something that I can think about and note while the music snoozes on.

Best Track: Dark Clouds

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49
About as inoffensive as music could possibly get. Lyrical unsensational and instrumentally unambitious, this album is radio fodder through and through. it takes exactly zero risks and by the end of its 1 hour run time, you will probably forget everything you heard.

Best Track: Walk Alone
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Track List

  1. Toast to our Differences (feat. Shungudzo, Protoje & Hak Baker)
  2. Let Me Live
  3. Dark Clouds (feat. Jess Glynne & Chronixx)
  4. Walk Alone
  5. Ladysmith Skit
  6. These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)
  7. Sun Comes Up (feat. James Arthur)
  8. 1x1 (feat. Maleek Berry & Raye)
  9. Last Time (feat. Raphaella)
  10. No Pain (feat. Maverick Sabre & Kojey Radical)
  11. Scared of Love
  12. Summer Love
  13. They Don't Care About Us (feat. Yebba & Maverick Sabre)
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Added on: May 25, 2018