Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never
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Based on 12 reviews
2020 Ratings: #369 / 819
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Based on 568 ratings
2020 Ratings: #312
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Equally challenging and comforting, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never just might be the album that moves listeners who appreciated, but didn't fully embrace, his previous music.


His eleventh Oneohtrix Point Never album is a neat distillation of his canon.

Loud and Quiet

It’s a thoroughly kaleidoscopic affair that proves to be one of the most imaginative and genre-defying records this end of 2020.


At its core, it’s Lopatin distorting the mechanisms of listening to and researching sound, in order to facilitate retroactive analysis.


‘Magic Oneohtrix Point Never’ continues in the same vein, offering a synthesis of the more accessible aspects of his work and a few surprises along the way.

FLOOD Magazine

Magic Oneohtrix Point Never is untethered in many respects, but makes perfect sense as a self-titled work: surreal, unpredictable, magic.


After the huge success of his score for Uncut Gems, Daniel Lopatin returns with an album of collage-like soundscapes, splicing together various forms of electronic, New Age and ambient music ... As ever, it’s as unpredictable as it is beguiling,

Beats Per Minute

We’ve become accustomed to hearing his production in Hollywood movies and chart-topping albums, so perhaps it’s now more difficult for him to produce moments that truly astonish. That being said, the album still comprises some truly enchanting touches that could only have come from him, and often they appear when working around a vocalist.


Daniel Lopatin’s latest doesn't swerve in a new direction but instead serves as an overlook for his career, highlighting his skill at splicing the old and the new in continually fascinating ways.

Consequence of Sound

There’s a powerful cohesion to the collection that makes it feel greater than the sum of its parts, with several standout fusions of singing and instrumentation/production as only Lopatin could yield.

The Needle Drop

As an overview of Daniel Lopatin's musical exploits, Magic OPN isn't quite as spectacular as it could have been.


MOPN would have landed much better if it abandoned the balancing act between the past and the present in exchange for wholehearted embrace of Lopatin's current realities.

Recorded throughout the pandemic and boasting a radio show concept, Daniel Lopatin has crafted what I believe to be one of his most refreshing, indulgent and oddly accessible albums in his catalog. "Magic Oneohtrix Point Never" is an album that I've always wanted "Age Of" to become while simultaneously being as strange, beautiful and engaging as his other works. While I wouldn't say it's essential OPN material just from these first couple of listens, "Replica" and ... read more
Oneohtrix Point Never have just released what is one of the most magical and oddly nostalgic albums to come out this year. This record is really weird yet really beautiful at the same time. The odd autotune on the vocals are incredibly reminiscent of Bon Iver, yet the beauty and emotion of them pours through despite how despondent they usually appear to be. As a whole, the mood of the record is super gloomy and downhearted, and yet it relishes in these feelings and creates a beautiful ... read more
Daniel Lopatin’s stage name, Oneohtrix Point Never, is based on a mishearing of the name of an adult-contemporary radio station from the Boston area, Magic 106.7, and this album, “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never”, pays tribute to radio and vintage music while simultaneously being a boundary-pushing, immaculately produced avant-garde interpretation of ambient and progressive electronic. As the album opens with the first of 4 “Cross Talk” interludes, a wonderfully ... read more
The beginning of 'The Whether Channel' sounds like a Skype call ringtone. Once you hear,you can't...umm, unhear it.

This is my first experience with a full electronic album so bare with me and my shitty critique. 'Magic Oneohtrix Point Never' is the 4th studio album from the artist with the same name (minus the magic,he ain't that magical,the album is) and a pretty cool experience to go through. I've heard Oneohtrix (a.k.a. Daniel Lopatin) on a bunch of albums from this year (After ... read more
This album makes me feel nostalgia even though I just experienced it.

Oneohtrix Point Never's new album is absolutely magical. Each song is like heaven on Earth. The production here never fails to make me feel completely immersed into it, and its like a story that I never want to end (cliche but it describes my thoughts completely). As I said at the start, why does this weirdly make me feel nostalgic? Anyways, thats an amazing thing, cause that sold me on this album just from the start of it. ... read more
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Added on: September 24, 2020