Kingdoms In Colour

Maribou State - Kingdoms In Colour
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #430 / 746
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2018 Ratings: #168
September 7, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Maribou State have created a beautifully heterogeneous album with Kingdoms of Colour that illustrates what can be achieved by focusing one's gaze outwards and embracing diversity.

80
Exclaim!

Maribou State's new LP delivers a musical mosaic that stays true to the roots of downtempo, while exploring new ground through diverse influences and styles.

80
NME

Take a deep breath, lay back and soak in the technicolour empire Maribou State have crafted on this album – you’ll feel at one with our world for it.

80
AllMusic

A major step up from their earlier material, Kingdoms in Colour is where Maribou State truly come into their own.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Their ability to stitch together pop sensibilities with a plethora of unique sounds, sets them apart from the already overflowing quagmire of electronic-pop.

60
Crack Magazine

While Kingdoms in Colour holds the ability to be huge, the album never quite realises its potential, often trembling under the weight of its own ambition.

50
God Is in the TV

The album has grand ambitions and sets its sights high, but lacks in proper anthemic tunes.

wedanceonrepeat
96
Beginner's Luck - 9
Kingdom - 9
Turnmills - 10
Nervous Tics - 9
Glasshouses - 10
Part Time Glory - 10
Feel Good - 10
Slow Heat - 10
Vale - 9
Kāma - 10
mattgoold
81
Maribou State took me by surprise with Kingdoms In Colour. I expected something far less sophisticated, and it proved to be deeply layered and meditative. It swings from the same rafters as Jamie XX's In Colour and Mount Kimbie's Love What Survives, which is to position it as the latest left field emergence from British electronic music.
DalekTurret32
97
Kingdoms In Colour is ripe with beautiful sounding instrumentation (including a splendid combination of guitars and synths in a handful of tracks) and summer style production that reminds me of Jamie xx's 2015 album In Colour.

Beginner's Luck [102]
Kingdom [101]
Turnmills [87] (-)
Nervous Tics [97]
Glasshouses [95]
Part Time Glory [97]
Feel Good [100]
Slow Heat [104]
Vale [90]
Kama [94]

Top 5:

5. Part Time Glory
4. Feel Good
3. Kingdom
2. Beginner's Luck
1. Slow Heat
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https://mariboustate.bandcamp.com/album/kingdoms-in-colour
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Year End Lists

#10/PopMatters
#12/Complex UK
#15/Mixmag
#52/NME
#59/Drift
#59/Rough Trade
#95/Fopp
/Esquire (UK)

Track List

  1. Beginner's Luck
  2. Kingdom
  3. Turnmills
  4. Nervous Tics (feat. Holly Walker)
  5. Glasshouses
  6. Part Time Glory
  7. Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin)
  8. Slow Heat (feat. Holly Walker)
  9. Vale
  10. Kāma
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Added on: June 9, 2018