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90
The Line of Best Fit

While Nurture may feel disordered, it’s a kind of chaos that can only come with passion – and that is a sound Porter Robinson has more than earned the right to explore.

90
The Young Folks
Porter Robinson’s latest album is a window to a bright and hopeful future
80
Clash
The lyrical frenzies, when coupled with competing instrumentation, at times feels perhaps too frantic, but you can’t fault the producer’s efforts to craft a body of work that carries more substance than clubby touchstones.
80
NME
This long-awaited personal and artistic rebirth is channeled through unashamed euphoria on album highlights ‘Look At The Sky’ and ‘Something Comforting’ – two of the most uplifting yet tear-jerking songs you’re likely to hear this year.
80
musicOMH

Processed vocals are a huge presence on Nurture, and the record is infused with a songwriting sensibility that’s cutesy but massively endearing ... A niche that is fun, vivid and enthralling.

76
Pitchfork
Coming seven years after his debut, the North Carolina EDM producer’s second album alternates between euphoric pop and muted ambient work, exploring the difficulty of finding fulfillment and lasting peace.
75
Spectrum Culture
The record’s distinct personality along with its honesty and clear vision make it a model sophomore record, hindered only by a slightly repetitive and overlong track list.
70
The Forty-Five
Enormously heartfelt it may be, but a pop record can’t ever be good without some heart, and while ‘Nurture’ may not pound at 128BPM, its flurry of styles and samples at least ensures there’s no real danger of flat-lining.
70
AllMusic

Easily his most introspective project.

70
PopMatters

Porter Robinson's ear for melody and his willingness to occasionally undermine those melodies with glitchy electronic sounds make for an engaging record.

60
Slant Magazine

Robinson mostly keeps his promise to pursue new sounds on Nurture, with mixed results.

60
Evening Standard
It’s very cute, with an obvious fondness for the excessively saccharine sound of much Japanese pop, and can grate at times.
Riskr
100

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edit: one year….
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I felt my whole body light up. I felt an intense frisson as I blasted the volume right into my ears. I’d never felt this happy in a long time. I’d never felt this intense amount of euphoria simply from listening to a song.

What I’m describing is my immediate response to listening to Get Your Wish by Porter Robinson.

It had only been announced the ... read more

Doublez
82

Nurture is not just an album, it is also a life lesson. Porter Robinson has come close to the basics in order to develop himself artistically, offering a lively and unabashed adventure, and for this reason Nurture is seductive both in its great qualities and in its flaws.

It's no surprise that Porter Robinson has become both a fixture and a fascinating artist over the years. Indeed the emergence of the Atlanta native at the age of 20 years old has made the effect of a bomb on the electronic ... read more

Chode
70

Porter Robinson- a musical anomaly. Laying in a field of spuriousness, a flower of authenticity blossoms, surrounded by insincere and cheap pastiches. In the seven years since the release of his debut album, while his fans’ mouths were left watering for more, Porter Robinson’s music, contradictory to nearly all of his mainstream early 2010s EDM contemporaries, has done the preposterous by withstanding the test of time. A tasteful wunderkind of indie-pop and electronic dance music, ... read more

shazzy
70

Why are there 85255 comments but there are none

s3bbrs
70

Sounds sweetly and at times dramatic and beautiful, but I seem to struggle to get truly invested in most of the songs.

nshvll
96

this album is one of those albums that i just can't get enough of. it means the world to me and having seen it live as well was just an incredible experience. it was good to know other people here know about porter robinson and love his stuff as well.
it's an album with a lot of meaning for me and worth the wait.

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Track List

1Lifelike
1:34
87
2Look at the Sky
5:09
93
3Get Your Wish
3:38
89
4Wind Tempos
6:04
87
5Musician
3:58
94
6do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do
3:34
83
7Mother
3:46
88
8dullscythe
4:00
80
9Sweet Time
4:11
84
10Mirror
5:06
89
11Something Comforting
4:41
94
12Blossom
3:46
88
13Unfold
4:45
92
14Trying to Feel Alive
4:39
88
Total Length: 58 minutes
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Added on: January 28, 2020