Glass Animals - ZABA
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2014 Ratings: #293 / 845
User Score
Based on 126 ratings
2014 Ratings: #109
June 9, 2014 / Release Date
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Harvest / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

ZABA is one of the strongest debut albums of the year so far. It’s totally invigorating... and the quartet provide us with a sophisticated-palate blend of sonic pleasures. 

80
DIY

Studio visionary is only half the story here, because if there’s one thing that Glass Animals have perfected for the first time during their short tenure, it’s hooks.

80
NME

That singer Dave Bayley is a qualified doctor perhaps explains their brainiac aesthetic, all intricate beats and time signatures, but their songs have heart to go with the giant brain.

75
Under The Radar

ZABA, their full-length debut, sounds immediately familiar but implacable. It's sleek, sexy, and irrefutably odd.

50
Drowned in Sound

Whilst Glass Animals excel at sustaining mood all that effort never really builds to any kind of release, just ultimately fading away beneath a queasy drape of melody and a frustrating sense of unfulfilment.

thatswade
90
um dos meus albuns favoritos, sonoridade que o glass animals consegui transmitir e muito bom.
90
The whole album has a vibe that never fails to send chills down my spine. One of my all-time favorites.
Best:
Gooey
Hazey
Intruxx
Toes

Meh:
Wyrd
72
Glass Animals are often lumped in with the quasi-indie festival fillers, but they’ve always been more interesting than their perceived peers. “Zaba” pulls off the neat trick of being broadly accessible but still sonically inventive. Glass Animals place MGMT-worthy hooks in a trip hop-influenced indietronica, leading to an album with an unconventionally sensual sound and an unusually sturdy sense of setting. It’s the sort of album whose track titles (“Hazey,” ... read more
DalekTurret32
95
Flip [94]
Black Mambo [97]
Pools [97]
Gooey [98]
Walla Walla [96]
Intruxx [94]
Hazey [93] (-)
Toes [95]
WYRD [94]
Cocoa Hooves [93]
JDNT [93]

Top 5:

5. Toes
4. Walla Walla
3. Black Mambo
2. Pools
1. Gooey
CheapandLethal
80
Good
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#24/FasterLouder
#50/Under the Radar
#89/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. Flip
  2. Black Mambo
  3. Pools
  4. Gooey
  5. Walla Walla
  6. Intruxx
  7. Hazey
  8. Toes
  9. Wyrd
  10. Cocoa Hooves
  11. Jdnt
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