AOTY 2018

Parcels

Parcels - Parcels
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 120 ratings
2018 Ratings: #95
October 12, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kitsuné, Because Music / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

The Australians have come good on their promise with a debut album that's cheeky, timeless and devilishly catchy.

80
Dork

That ‘Random Access Memories’ stamp is all over Parcels. Nile Rodgers-inspired riffs brush up against their more obvious influences. And yet, there’s something quite charming, if transitory, about it.

78
Paste

Parcels feels miraculously out-of-place, conjuring ghosts of music movements past. But, with its perpetuation of millennial angst and ability to offer release through dance, it does so in a way that feels both necessary and relevant to our present day.

75
Northern Transmissions

Though Parcels bring a lot tight performances here, their dynamics aren’t wide enough to make up for how familiar this album is.

chessmess
75
Watch your limbs suddenly twitch in tandem with the beats, just instinctively surrendering themselves to the urge to dance. Every cell of your body is dancing to this. If you turn this up loud enough, your neighbor will be dancing to this. When you leave the house you might even see your neighbor all flustered trying to desperately shazam the tracks through the door.
Scuba
83
My feelings about this album have gone from immediate love, to boredom, and then now settling on very much liking it. I find myself returning to it and seeking out their earlier tunes as well. I will always love Daft Punk and this album really does sound like a RAM #2. Parcels seem to have all the necessary components in place that will surely blast them to quick, widespread commercial success.
Plats
89
Considering that Daft Punk produced a single “Overnight” last year, it was no doubt that part of the inspiration was carried foward to Parcels’ debut. It’s funky, infectious and danceable as all hell! Even the credits are fucking gold!

Fav Tracks: Tieduprightnow, Withorwithout, Tape, Comedown, Everyroad, Lightenup, Bemyself

Least Fav Track: Exotica

Score:
8.9
Awesome
Midline
84
STOP MAKING ME MOVE, MY GOD I'M SWEATING
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#37/NME

Track List

  1. Comedown
  2. Lightenup
  3. Withorwithout
  4. Tape
  5. Everyroad
  6. Yourfault
  7. Closetowhy
  8. IknowhowIfeel
  9. Exotica
  10. Tieduprightnow
  11. Bemyself
  12. Credits (feat. Dean Dawson)
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Added on: October 9, 2018