Ritual Union

Little Dragon - Ritual Union
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2011 Ratings: #381 / 968
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
2011 Ratings: #203
July 26, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Peacefrog / Label
Electropop, Art Pop / Genres
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It’s an imaginative album of contrasts loaded with subtleties and potentially alienating nuances that necessitate a long-term commitment.

Whilst the sound of it is fine and it is a decent electronic pop album, for me at least there just isn't much new or exciting here that makes me want to come back to it or even list to it.

Best Track: Please Turn
Worst Track: Seconds
Ritual Union used to be one of my favorite albums of all time, but I totally forgot about it until I went digging through one of my old Spotify playlists a few weeks ago. But... how can that be?

I somehow stumbled upon the song "Please Turn" YEARS ago when I actually used Pandora as a means of music discovery (like mid 2017, I think?) It was a gorgeous slow-developing yet fun electropop song that would remain in my constant rotation, but flashback to a few weeks ago and I didn't even ... read more
Ritual Union is a record brimming with life and joy. The dreamy production teams up well with Yumiki Nagano’s smooth vocals to create a highly replay-able album that has many groovy beats to dance to for weeks.
With tracks such as Ritual Union, Crystalfilm, Little man, and brush the heat, how could this record not be as solid as it is.
My only real complaints to be had is that the record loses steam near the end and some tracks are extremely forgettable. Other than that, Ritual Union is a ... read more
career high for Yukimi Nagano with several of her career best singles
This is the album to which Yukimi Nagano and the band created a fun, thoughtful and frolic listen.
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Track List

  1. Ritual Union 
  2. Little Man 
  3. Brush The Heat
  4. Shuffle A Dream 
  5. Please Turn 
  6. Crystalfilm 
  7. Precious 
  8. Nightlight 
  9. Summertearz 
  10. When I Go Out 
  11. Seconds
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Added on: July 6, 2011