Porter Robinson - Worlds
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2014 Ratings: #887 / 1004
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Based on 406 ratings
2014 Ratings: #122
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If you’re the kind of listener who cries foul every time an artist swaps source material, Worlds might not be for you. But if you can cut the guy a little creative slack, then Worlds is pretty freakin’ awesome.


Robinson has committed to the exploration of his musical expression and presented us with what he has created while on that journey. Go on a trip through Robinson's new album as you join him on the a pilgrimage through Worlds.

Rolling Stone

Although it doesn’t sound quite like EDM, Worlds manages to retain the thrilling rush of emotions that the best raves inspire.

Inspired, creative, but not quite up to the impossible task set before it

Much more than a corrective gesture, the specific mix of sounds on Worlds—part synthy indie-pop, part twinkling bedroom-beatmaker fare, part festival-ready electro—comes at an excellent time.

Through several clumsier moments, it's evident Robinson's still getting the hang of making music that translates outside clubs and festivals. Going by what he has accomplished and what he aimed to achieve here, his development should be fascinating.
Consequence of Sound
Instead of truly moving either EDM or indie pop forward, Robinson teeters in a mundane middle ground.
Wondering Sound

Worlds mimics the similarly nostalgic ache of M83 but without that act’s nuance or individuality: He’s trying to shift from extroversion to introspection by simply slowing and softening his clichés. At this early point, Robinson’s interior universe seems strikingly secondhand.

The Needle Drop

Porter Robinson's full-length debut molds the sounds of indie pop for an EDM palate.

Spectrum Culture

Even when it’s most removed from the context of EDM, Worlds still sounds like a pop album gone monogenre in the most club-friendly way.

Before we start...

Thank you everyone so, SO much for 500 followers. I know I've said this so many times before, but I just cannot put into words how much the support you lend me makes me happy. I've met so many good friends and have come across some of my most beloved pieces of music because of this god forsaken site. It continues to amaze me that not even a year ago, I had less than 50 followers and was essentially posting the notes I had taken on trap music, and I've now managed to grow ... read more
bad album
EDIT: 6 years. thank you, porter.

happy 5 year birthday to my favorite album of all time. i remember back in like 2014, when all i listened to was shitty dubstep and monstercat, i heard Sad Machine on soundcloud for the first time, and i thought it sounded like absolute shit. there was no epic heavy bass !!!! what the epic fuck !!! god, if i had known back then how fucking amazing this album was, it mightve pushed me to listen to different genres, or music outside of my comfort zone, and maybe ... read more
this album prolly
is what soul lady is for
me for many, bit

generic but who
cares at the end of the day
this is happiness

place where (you) reminisce
'bout all your favorite moments
of your life (and) feel good
EDIT 2: 7 fucking years...

EDIT: “although I know we’ll never meet, you’re in every part of me”

I’ll miss you, Matthew


I think it's just hard for fans of porter to describe how surreal of an experience it is for them. I couldn't properly explain how I feel when I listen, But I'll try my best.
Porter's music is like an "everything will be ok" message.
However, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Divinity (feat. Amy Milan)
  2. Sad Machine
  3. Years of War (feat. Breanne Duren and Sean Caskey)
  4. Flicker
  5. Fresh Static Show
  6. Polygon Dust (feat. Lemaitre)
  7. Hear The Bells (feat. Imaginary Cities)
  8. Natural Light
  9. Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone)
  10. Sea of Voices
  11. Fellow Feeling
  12. Goodbye to a World
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Added on: August 5, 2014