Clarence Clarity - No Now
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2015 Ratings: #281 / 909
User Score
Based on 338 ratings
2015 Ratings: #19
Liked by 25 people
March 2, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bella Union / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
Not since Late of the Pier’s ‘Fantasy Black Channel’ has there been something in the same scope or executed so confidently on a debut. If they are his closest contemporaries, then it shows that Clarence Clarity is currently without an equal.
80
musicOMH
His ability to throw together ideas and snippets of sound that no one else would ever think of teaming together comes from a real ambition to push the listener as much as his own ability to create.
75
Consequence of Sound
This is maximalist music for the internet age, designed for minds that can’t be bothered to scroll to the bottom of the page but click ever onward toward the next moment of ecstasy.
50
Loud and Quiet
‘No Now’ is ultimately patchy; the constant stylistic twists and turns torpedo any aspiration of cohesion, and it’s often painfully apparent that Clarity didn’t have anybody of an editorial bent on board.
eliiiiiiii
85
This was the weirdest pop album I've ever heard
Inglume
78
I remember when this came out back in 2015, it was one of the most exciting and refreshing albums I had listened to and greatly impacted my tastes in music. 4 years later and I argue it has gotten even more bold and groundbreaking, even if I have more minor problems with it musically now than before.
Gyro64
100
No Now is one of the most refreshing and eccentric pop albums or even just albums I've heard in so so long. I've had my fair share of weird experimental shit like everyone else here of course but never have I heard it been done like this ever before, and even while I look deeper for anything that sounds close to No Now I can't find anything. This album creates such a unique, addicting and overwhelming sound that even if anyone tried to make anything close to No Now it would fail miserably in ... read more
knewnie
90
still blows my mind every time i listen to it. this thing is incredible, and really affected my music tastes. i doubt i'd be as into experimental and noisy shit if not for this album. it's got a lil bloat here and there that could be trimmed down, but goddamn if it isnt refreshing as fuck to hear something like this.

FAVORITE - Will to Believe, Off My Grid, Those Who Can't, Cheat, Alive in the Septic, One Hand Washes the Other
LEAST FAVORITE - Tathagatagarbha
garbeargao
100
I don't want to sound like I'm exaggerating, but this is pretty freaking mind blowing.
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Track List

  1. Become Death
  2. Will to Believe
  3. Alive in the Septic 
  4. Buck-Toothed Particle Smashers
  5. Hit Factory of Sadness
  6. Off My Grid
  7. Those Who Can't, Cheat
  8. Let's Shoot Up
  9. Bloodbarf
  10. Tathagatagarbha
  11. Meadow Hopping, Traffic Stopping, Death Splash
  12. Porn Mountain
  13. One Hand Washes the Other
  14. The Cute
  15. 1-800-Worship
  16. The Gospel Truth
  17. No Now
  18. Cancer in the Water
  19. With No Fear
  20. Now I Am
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Added on: January 14, 2015