Dark Energy
Jlin - Dark Energy
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2015 Ratings: #19 / 743
Year End Rank: #31
User Score
Based on 98 ratings
2015 Ratings: #283
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

By prioritizing rhythm over hooks, by turning away from looped vocal samples and toward a starker, more tensile vocabulary of snares and strings, Dark Energy immediately sounds like a benchmark, an outlier in terms of minimalist abstraction and intensity.

85
Pitchfork

Throw it onto the list of recent albums, like Heems’ Eat Pray Thug and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, that take personal, political and temporal stock of our lives and refuse to be one-dimensional in chronicling these experiences.

82
Resident Advisor
Jlin has plenty to say, and she has a remarkably strong and distinctive voice with which to say it.
80
The Guardian
As Burial is to dubstep, Jlin is an artist who belongs to her genre, but has an eye on where it could go next.
80
AllMusic

Tense, thrilling, and a bit frightening, Dark Energy is simply one of the most compelling debut albums of 2015.

Jun 10, 2015
Henrique_sem_ue
87
pure fire
Apr 17, 2015
thisisabtlgrnd
83
I've had a hard time getting into musicians described as "footwork" over the past couple of years, but this is the first record that has made me start to appreciate it. To me, the most appealing aspects of this album are the ridiculously complex and jittery rhythms, the creative use of samples and the occasional blood-pumping beat drop.
Dec 19, 2017
pouls
40
There are a lot of interesting things going for this, like the squeaky clean production and the dense sound that the tracks here have. However, the frequent repetition of these tracks doesn't function to the benefit of these tracks; instead, it takes away what could make the songs engaging and makes for an underwhelming and tepid listen.
May 8, 2015
PSHANDY
82
ドス黒いFOOTWORKにOneohtrix Point Neverのグリッチ感とPC Musicのプラスティック感を掛け合わせた不思議な一枚。母性すら感じさせるしなやかな音像は、このアーティストが女性と聞いてなんとなく納得。
May 7, 2015
50
CACA
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Added on: April 2, 2015