Zonoscope

Cut Copy - Zonoscope
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2011 Ratings: #302 / 920
User Score
Based on 119 ratings
2011 Ratings: #146
February 8, 2011 / Release Date
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Synthpop, Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

While the sonic landscape initially captures attention, the band’s pop maneuverings just as frequently stun.

90
Consequence of Sound

Every track is full to the absolute brim with the genius of seasoned veterans.

86
Pitchfork

Cut Copy have the architecture of dance music down perfectly and the confidence to execute the genre's moves with absolute precision.

80
Drowned in Sound

Zonoscope might well be the band's boldest effort to date.

80
musicOMH

It's another step nearer the masterpiece this band are increasingly capable of delivering.

70
PopMatters

Zonoscope is a deviation with mostly good ideas, some great ones, and enough sparkling synth ambrosia and sing-along chorus hooks to get you through.

Cosmilk
82
Reasons you should check out ‘Zonoscope’ by Cut Copy.

1. Cool album art
2. Epic 15-minute closing track titled, ‘Sun God’
3. Yup 😎
cfreemon
86
Cut Copy deliver another winner with Zonoscope, an album that doesn't evolve their sound so much as continue to excel at what they've already established. I find myself getting lost on these songs, and before I know it they're already halfway over or finished. There's still an excellent sense of flow through the tracklist, and there's still an excellent sense of what makes a good dance song. "Where I'm Going" makes perfect use of the wooh's around the hook, while the single "Take ... read more
lemuriams
88
ALBUM NEEDS TO MULTIPLE LISTENING!

The magic of this album is that it does not discover it after you have listened to the first.
Maybe it's crazy, but I find this album better than its predecessor yet fantastic In Ghost Colours.
Album Zonoscope is produced and refined in detail.

The best tracks - This Is All We've Got, Take Me Over and Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat

Overrated - Need You Now and Where I'm Going poor - the rest of the album are amazing.
76
if this album had been as beautiful as its cover we would have faced it and a masterpiece
RyanDWessel
50
Damn............what a horrible fall from grace after In Ghost Colours. There's some good hidden gems in here, but it's NO WHERE NEAR on par from their first three albums. This album is just so damn boring.
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Track List

  1. Need You Now 
  2. Take Me Over 
  3. Where I’m Going 
  4. Pharaohs & Pyramids 
  5. Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution 
  6. Strange Nostalgia for the Future 
  7. This is All We’ve Got 
  8. Alisa 
  9. Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat 
  10. Corner of the Sky 
  11. Sun God
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