AOTY 2018

Another Life

Amnesia Scanner - Another Life
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #39 / 702
User Score
Based on 120 ratings
2018 Ratings: #444
September 7, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Although Another Life may be borne from the unnerving question of whether the world will be saved or destroyed by technology, the music contained within is still hard-hitting, at times danceable, and infinitely entertaining.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

Another Life, chameleonic as it is demonic, aggregates its influences and kaleidoscopes them into earworming shards of electronic puncta, a diabolical mimesis whose loathsome grin belies its functionality as dance music.

90
Spectrum Culture
What makes Amnesia Scanner’s cyborg-pop so potent is their resistance to simple narratives. An element of the group’s conceptual makeup resembles the logic of movements like vaporwave or PC Music, but there’s no plea towards nostalgia or kitsch to sell these tracks. Instead, Amnesia Scanner looks towards a stifled anger and a paralyzing sense of non-place and non-identity: Humanity appears as a fleeting, ungraspable concept.
80
PopMatters
Through injections of noise, polyrhythmic tendencies and ambient passages, Amnesia Scanner produce a disfigured facade of their roots. It is this ongoing mutation that is so enticing that makes this act so compelling.
80
Resident Advisor

Like staring at a laptop screen for so long the glut of information makes you feel sick, Another Life is a complete sensory overload you can't turn away from. It's the duo's most triumphant release yet.

75
Pitchfork

The Berlin duo’s debut album balances club music’s repetitive cadences with all-out chaos—an end-of-the-world soundtrack shot through with fierce, defiant rage.

75
The 405

Another Life comes across like a rallying cry to an underground resistance against the current state of affairs in Western society, and its uniquely blaring drill-and-bass meets air-raid-rave can reach such extremes that it would immediately turn off the majority of people.

zachthesnack
85
This is AS Fucking Amazing

Amnesia Scanner just did a fucking Arial Assault on my earlobes and it was FUCKING AWESOME.
noonoo97
69
I like the trainers on the album cover.
nijakiler17
46
I thought this would be better, but eh. Some good songs, particularly AS Another Life and AS Securitaz, but most of it feels like nightcore dubstep.
Plats
89
“Another Life” is an assault on the senses. But I mean that in such a good way! I mean, seriously! The production is fucking amazing! It’s abrasive while also getting away with being danceable and catchy! While it may have turned off some people at first listen, I still highly recommend this!

Fav Tracks: AS A.W.O.L, AS Faceless, AS Too Wrong, AS Another Life, AS Unlinear, AS Chaos, AS Symmetribal

Least Fav Track: AS Chain

Score:
8.9
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#17/Dazed

Track List

  1. AS Symmetribal
  2. AS Unlinear (feat. Pan Daijing)
  3. As a.W.O.L.
  4. AS Another Life
  5. AS Daemon
  6. AS Too Wrong
  7. AS Spectacult (feat. Oracle)
  8. AS Faceless
  9. AS Chain
  10. AS Securitaz
  11. AS Chaos (feat. Pan Daijing)
  12. AS Rewild
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Added on: July 18, 2018