Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
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Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #77 / 964
Year End Rank: #35
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Based on 519 ratings
2011 Ratings: #10
Liked by 21 people
November 8, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

88
Pitchfork

There's a real sense of discovery here, or possibilities being probed, and that feeling is infectious.

80
Consequence of Sound

Replica catches Lopatin at the peak of his powers, realizing his esoteric vision with a newfound brazenness

80
Drowned in Sound

Replica remains subdued and solemn, teetering on the edge of a gaping vacuum of sound.

BuffaloStaple
100
This album is flawless to me. I can't find anything about it that bothers me to a point where i feel it detracts from the experience in some way, it's a masterwork of experimental electronic music and one of the most exceptionally crafted albums I've ever heard.
RakkSmells
100
OH MY GAAAAAAA

I really liked the dark and creative style behind this album, there's just so many great ideas that work almost perfectly. I loved the really somber and dreamy sound of the album too. Behind the very dreamy and ambient sound, there's also a somewhat evil sound hidden in the music. The television samples they use in the album too just add so much to the sound I previously mentioned, it's really an album you just gotta lay back and experience for yourself.

Edit: Literally any ... read more
BradTasteMusic
86
Up is so out of place. This works in the same way a Boards of Canada album works for me. Very dark but creative
Plats
97
As you could probably tell, writing reviews for electronic albums is my weak spot even when it's great. This record may be the exception because it actually gives me a little bit of something to elaborate on. "Replica" is a different beast from Dan Lopatin's past works as it forgoes the usual synths in favor of a more sample-based approach. The samples in question are a series of commercials that aired in the 80's and 90's. Dan is usually known for his engaging atmospheres but the ... read more
mass
98
am i even in this universe

this album puts me into a whole other headspace. it feels like i get transported to another world as soon as i hit play. replica just has so many layers to it and i could go on forever about the masterful sampling used in every track. i love the dark and mysterious vibe this album has, while simultaneously being oddly comforting. it can really make you think while also being perfect background music or a tone-setter for sleeping. the album cover really represents the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Andro 
  2. Sleep Dealer
  3. Power of Persuasion
  4. Remember 
  5. Replica 
  6. Nassau 
  7. Submersible 
  8. Up 
  9. Child Soldier 
  10. Explain
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Added on: October 11, 2011