HARLECORE

Danny L Harle - HARLECORE
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #372 / 585
User Score
Based on 276 ratings
2021 Ratings: #552
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

Harlecore is '90s rave held up for review, assessment and full enjoyment, and if there isn't a ton of depth here, the breadth is more than impressive enough to make up for it.

80
Dork

‘Harlecore’ is a truly thrilling creation.

80
God Is in the TV

Across this LP, Harle and his collaborators have delivered four distinctive EP’s worth of material. These would work well as self-contained records, but smooshed together sound even more vibrant and exciting than they would otherwise. Their differences highlight the skill and intricacies in Harle’s work.

80
The Forty-Five

With an internet’s worth of influences, four rooms and three collaborators who take on post-human alter-egos, Danny L Harle’s bop-it-twist-it-pull-it pop is taken to a whole new dimension.

73
Pitchfork

The PC Music alum surveys the history of rave, sucking serotonin from its gleaming extremes: teeth-chattering trance, Thunderdome-worthy techno, and psychedelic chill-out.

70
Loud and Quiet

Harlecore‘s gimmick is tempered with some incredibly solid melodies.

70
DIY

While ‘Harlecore’ may be primed to bring the party, it’s just not quite the mad one we were hoping for.

60
The Observer

Harlecore is big, dumb escapist fun with – as no one says any more – a massive donk on it.

60
The Needle Drop

Old school trance and rave vibes are back with a vengeance on Harlecore. Then MC Boing crashes the party.

ShoegazeJake
80
I’m here for it. I accept the boing.
BaddieBaphomet
60
I’ve been a fan of Danny Harle’s production style for a while, and after so many years being active in the scene, I’m sure many of us were excited for his debut solo album. However, I’m not sure if “Harlecore” has lived up to the high expectations it has.

“Harlecore” is being billed as “the eternal rave”, with Danny producing hyperpop takes on EDM and trance music with different DJ personas. MC Boing is Lil Data’s persona, DJ ... read more
zachthesnack
73
i honestly love the absolute shit out of this
elitimesfour
95
this makes me so unnecessarily happy and I wish I knew exactly why but I think it's more just because this is insanely fun
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Added on: January 12, 2021