Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Critic Score
Based on 33 reviews
2010 Ratings: #13 / 900
Year End Rank: #14
User Score
2010 Ratings: #6
Liked by 79 people
May 4, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
Flying Lotus / Producer
flying-lotus.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Flying Lotus reaches into the past in order to create something clearly of the future – a hybridized work that challenges others to follow its dazzling blueprint.

90
PopMatters

Flying Lotus, much like Yorke, Greenwood & Co., has made a definitive summary of a decade’s worth of advances in electronic music, a release that transcends genre and deserves to become a glorified phenomena by those who experience it.

80
Drowned in Sound

Cosmogramma is dense and devotional, Ellison piloting his craft into the fading slipstream of his aunt Alice Coltrane’s cosmic strain of jazz.

80
AllMusic

Cosmogramma is an instrumental genre-jumping journey for head-bopping intellectuals, and the meditative melodies by vocalists Thundercat, Laura Darlington, and Thom Yorke only add to the experience.

80
The Needle Drop

Flying Lotus' third album is by far his most diverse, loaded with elements of jazz, hip hop, and countless hybrids of electronic music. It's dense, boundless, engaging, and fun.

ThrowBackG
84
My sister: Woah. That's what my mind sounds like.

Me: I wish I could have his mind for 30 seconds just to see how he thinks.

My sister: This doesn't just sound like something he wanted to make. It's an idea he's been thinking about for awhile.
Inglume
68
Cosmogramma is pure magic.

Listening to this is like having an acid trip while floating in space. It's a very dark, strange, empty, lonely place, but you're having the time of your life during the moments before death.

This is truly something majestic! An exciting genre-defining experience that never gets old and is creatively special in its own right. If you're looking for a basic summary of this album's appeal (and Flying Lotus in general), there you go! But of course, there's more to this ... read more
playlistwizard
NR
Basically, Lo-Fi hip hop beats to relax and study too but on LSD.

̶T̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶e̶m̶ ̶a̶l̶b̶u̶m̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶g̶o̶n̶n̶a̶ ̶t̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶f̶e̶w̶ ̶w̶e̶e̶k̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶r̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶b̶t̶w̶.
RakkSmells
100
Update:
Every time I listen to this, I feel like I find a new detail I love about the album. Every minuscule detail of this album just feels perfectly arranged to me. I feel like something this magical and detailed is impossible to replicate and I never fail to be blown away each time I hear this. It's definitely my favourite electronic album, but it might as well be in the running for one of my favourite albums of all time.

Probably one of my favourite electronic albums... period. There are ... read more
redbded
100
400 FOLLOWER REVIEW
REDO REVIEW #19
10 - MASTERPIECE!

Welp, 400 followers. My growth on this website feels so rapid and just out of the blue. I continue to see so much love and support on this website and... I’m just in awe. I feel like this community has brought me so much. Thank you all.

And it’s crazy that I am even writing about this, but the Sia stuff once again is just unreal. It’s now the most popular review this year (other than Trey’s, which is absolutely ... read more
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