Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2002 Ratings: #15 / 257
User Score
2002 Rank: #8All Time: #273
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Uncut
More of the same, only more so.
90
Drowned in Sound
Like renewing acquaintances with a long-lost friend, it’s great to hear them again and thankfully nothing much has changed; the majority of the album is undeniably *BOC *but not quite like anything they’ve done before.
90
Tiny Mix Tapes
After listening to over an hour worth of music you get the feeling that you heard something that matters, and not just a kid fiddling around with his new PC.
90
AllMusic

It's clear Boards of Canada labored long to create Geogaddi, since only a tremendous amount of work can produce music that flows so naturally and unobtrusively that it never sounds produced.

90
Sputnikmusic
The Scottish duo create a subtly evil package that takes listeners on a unique journey that is different for every individual.
86
Pitchfork
While the band continues to traffic in childhood and nostalgia, the atmosphere on this album is a shade darker than on previous releases, and comparatively tense with a noticeable thread of paranoia.
83
Entertainment Weekly
Boards’ depth-of-field approach is abstract but has just enough focus to sustain clarity.
80
SPIN
It's a thoroughly satisfying album, but surprises are in short supply.
80
The Guardian

Mostly this is the band's own reticent blend of electronic melancholy, always organic and beautifully crafted. It just depends whether you want to go into that much detail.

80
Q Magazine

Satisfying in every way that Aphex Twin's Drukqs wasn't.

70
Alternative Press

Where Music flowed with a pastoral warmth, Geogaddi feels colder and more mortal, bound to the tension between its upper and lower registers.

60
Rolling Stone

Geogaddi is marvelously vague, as unconcerned with the real world as gangsta rap is obsessed with it. It's also a lovely, strangely comforting collection of electronic introspection, mood and shadow.

BradTasteMusic
97

It is IDM that sounds like you are so much smarter than everyone else, that they only speak in nonsense.

This sounds like a joke, but it isn’t. This project creates a wonderful, otherworldly aesthetic that surpasses their previous album. I love how abstract and disconnected from reality this album feels.

UltimateLifeFrm
100

It's easy to declare that this is my favourite album of all-time. No other album has ever given me a sense of dread, happiness, paranoia, sorrow, or even the urge to dance all at the same time.

This truly is a rollercoaster of many emotions, some of which are pretty dark. A 66min cinematic trip that feels like a horror film if it was just audio.

I had been having this on repeat a lot more since recommending to a lot of my friends on here and the amount of emotions Geogaddi conveys is truly ... read more

barcooper
94

An eerie journey into a nonexistent past.

After I listened to Music Has the Right to Children, which was fantastic, I knew I had to listen to this album as well. After the insane amount of praise and positive things I've heard towards this project, my expectations were as high as it can possibly get. After finally diving into it, yeah, It's my favorite from them as of now.

This is the legendary Scottish duo's sophomore album, released in 2002, four years after their beloved debut ... read more

PixRuss
90

Play this for Trick-or-Treaters and see what happens

postpet
95

I LOVE SYNTHS, I LOVE ELECTRONICS!

blackholefriend
90

really beautiful and luscious hear, really just scratches the brain in all the good spots.

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