Dirty Projectors - 5EPs
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
Liked by 2 people
November 20, 2020 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Domino / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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The Line of Best Fit
It’s a 20 track album which feels half the length and the Dirty Projectors are now resolutely a band, and a band reborn.
Slant Magazine
Fittingly, given the band’s fondness for arpeggios, the collection breaks down their considerable breadth of genre variations into separate parts, providing a satisfying showcase for the group’s range while also making plain their core appeal with refreshing directness.

When exploring sounds more common with solo acts, Longstreth conversely sounds better surrounded by collaborators who can hold their own as easily as they can blend in. 5EPs makes the case that Dirty Projectors functions best not as a party for one, but as a conversation.

Art pop legends Dirty Projectors are back with a series of 5 EPs with 4 tracks each. It's an interesting compilation, because each EP is organized by a different member, so each one comes with its own style or vibe. I like it more in that context though, more than I actually like the music itself a lof of the time. The first of the two EPs have a beautiful soundscape and sound closer to classic Dirty Projectors than the group has in a while. Meanwhile the third was my least favorite of the ... read more
Overall, their efforts this year are worthless and weak. I don’t know what they had earlier in their careers, but such poor power does not inspire confidence.
liked it it has a nice sound that allowed me to mellow out
diverse, heartfelt, cute
i just got into them this year and their stuff is very good. this might be my favorite of theirs more for the diverse tracklist but also the sounds in here. they're so comforting.
a very comfy album for a very comfy and relaxing mood
Much of the material is unmoving, poorly wading, or not filling in most of my appetite. Dirty Projectors usually can support my needs in these ways, especially from an indie pop band (one which experiments and is as eclectic as they are), but these “5 EPs” feel less than even unreleased demos.
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Added on: November 17, 2020