2017 - 2019

Against All Logic - 2017 - 2019
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #115 / 857
User Score
2020 Ratings: #121
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

On 2017 – 2019 he again shows us why he is one of the most vital electronic acts of the 21st century.

80
Exclaim!

2017-2019 is the music we need in 2020: ambitious, fearless and provocative.

80
Clash

Jaar shows signs of evolving here, and it’s more than welcome. For a record that feels chaotic at times, everything falls into place.

80
The Needle Drop
Nicolas Jaar's second outing as A.A.L. is a bit more far-out than the first, and about as fantastic.
80
AllMusic

While nowhere near as accessible or crowd-pleasing as the first A.A.L. album, 2017 - 2019 is a compelling mixture of anger and beauty, and one of Jaar's strongest efforts.

79
Pitchfork

Nicolas Jaar returns to his dancefloor alias, swapping out the mid-tempo crowd-pleasers for a set of surprisingly stern techno that bristles with distortion.

Tristan
70

So, it has now been over a year since this album came out. Since then I've garnered over 1,000 plays, which is the equivalent of listening to this album around 111 times, making this my most listened album of all time, and yet I am still not quite sure what to say about it. As some of you have probably noticed, my rating for this record has changed drastically over the past year. I believe it started out around the current average, leaped to 90, then became one of my only 100s, only to fall ... read more

WhatTheFunk
67

About two years ago, Nicolas Jaar dusted off his record cabinet full of disco and house albums and resurrected one of his old pseudonyms for a compilation album full of ingenious samples and limitless mixes, with the particularity of making you happier with each new listening. And although "2012-2017" is one of the most solid electronic projects of the last decade, I really think this album was a bit overrated. It's an album that, thanks to its accessibility, served as a gateway to ... read more

El_Bark
75

i don't mean to get political or anything, but what the fuck is H O U S E music

iNSJ
62

It's definitely crazier than the last album, but it loses the little mainstream appeal it had on the last album, and honestly it loses me a bit too.

Top Tracks: If Loving You Is Wrong, If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard, Deeeeeeefers, Penny

Bottom Tracks: You (Forever), Alarm

s3bbrs
70

It lost me around the middle of the album, the more distorted louder songs didn't really fir with the first few, but won me back with Faith, and Penny.

Snakeman
64

According to the AOTY track ratings and spotify numbers, the first half of the record is the "best". I happen to completely disagree. I find the first few tracks (Fantasy, If Loving You Is Wrong or If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard) quite ungroovy and all over the place. Some of the vocal samples are painfully cringe too. However, I'm happy to say that on tracks 6-7 I found exactly what I wanted from this album. Long deep house cuts that build up slowly. Every measure, either a new ... read more

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Track List

1Fantasy
5:11
90
2If Loving You Is Wrong
3:56
91
3With an Addict
7:04
84
4If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard
3:57
82
5Alarm
1:51
80
6Deeeeeeefers
5:49
85
7Faith
6:59
81
8Penny
6:40
82
9You (Forever)
3:55
77
Total Length: 45 minutes
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Added on: January 31, 2020