Porter Robinson - Nurture
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2021 Ratings: #309 / 753
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2021 Rank: #33
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Sputnikmusic
“Nurture” takes the extremely high expectations foisted upon it and delivers not only a suitable follow-up to “Worlds”, but improves upon it in nearly every way.
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
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.

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
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.
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
PopMatters

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

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.
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

thank you for everything, thank you nurture chat
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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 day before. I had gotten home from school and looked at my ... 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

BradTasteMusic
84

The best songs on this album are some of the most emotionally crushing electronic songs I’ve heard in years.

ivyiverson
92

This is an experience like no other, love this album <3

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89

one of the most otherworldly and surprisingly human projects to hear in a while.
favorite tracks: Look at the Sky, Get Your Wish, Musician, do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do, Mother, Sweet Time, Mirror, Blossom, Unfold, Trying to Feel Alive
least favorite tracks: Lifelike

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Track List

1Lifelike
1:34
88
2Look at the Sky
5:09
94
3Get Your Wish
3:38
91
4Wind Tempos
6:04
89
5Musician
3:58
95
6do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do
3:34
85
7Mother
3:46
89
8dullscythe
4:00
82
9Sweet Time
4:11
86
10Mirror
5:06
91
11Something Comforting
4:41
95
12Blossom
3:46
90
13Unfold
4:45
93
14Trying to Feel Alive
4:39
89
Total Length: 58 minutes
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Added on: January 28, 2020