Loving In Stereo

Jungle - Loving In Stereo
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2021 Ratings: #185 / 513
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Based on 222 ratings
2021 Ratings: #308
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

Loving In Stereo is a wholehearted triumph for Jungle, yet again delivering something fresh and distinctive to cut through today’s music landscape.

90
PopMatters

Their political stance is a call for love and as the title of the album suggests, this takes more than one to accomplish.

90
Gigwise

Jungle’s sound is without a doubt the future of modern music.

80
AllMusic

Jungle are at their most elevated throughout Loving in Stereo, in terms of both creativity and the general tone of the album. The songs are exploratory and fun, exuding energy and positivity and resulting in some of the group's best work to date.

80
Dork

‘Loving In Stereo’ proves to be a triumphant pursuit of elegance resulting in a decadently transportive record that finds celebration in the unbridled joy of music.

80
NME

‘Loving In Stereo’ might not quite satiate as fully after the delicious hooks of its lead singles, but in elevating Jungle’s pulse overall McFarland and Lloyd-Watson have captured what feels like a natural and necessary progression – and a fun, danceable one at that.

80
No Ripcord

There's something about the peaceful and positive energy this album provides that reflects this brand new freedom.

80
Mojo

Loving In Stereo feels altogether more insouciant. They've gone looking elsewhere for vibes and are having fun.

80
Evening Standard

The duo have upped the pace considerably from their past work - this is the soundtrack for a wild night.

80
DIY

It’s almost relentlessly uplifting.

80
The Arts Desk

On their third album, in fact, they do it better than ever. The soaring, celebratory massed choruses are underpinned by a grittier production that clearly shows they’ve been paying attention to the buzz around SAULT.

80
God Is in the TV

With shops reopening in the UK after a series of pandemic-induced lockdowns, the concept of freedom in Jungle’s ‘Loving In Stereo’ is wonderfully felicitous, but so is their approach to music; maintaining their identity but embracing their impulsive and bohemian side.

75
Northern Transmissions

Here, the London duo give us more of their precisely-produced boogie, stuffed with samples and live instrumentation that correlates the genre’s analog roots to its resurrected present.

70
Uncut

Dance duo's third album supplies some much-needed cheer.

60
The Skinny

Jungle's signature sound remains in effect on album three, but the earworms are proving a little harder to come by.

60
Record Collector

It’s certainly a step up from disappointing previous album For Ever, the quality varies while maintaining a winning smile throughout.

60
The Observer

A little bit hip-hop, a little bit spangled funk… Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland take a more organic approach, and it works.

100
Amazing dope unique bests best album year So Far.2021
Fresh bests good unique fresh sounds beautiful. Good ear music sounds good nice. Romeo
prets
70
Jungle's least exciting album to date, but not bad at all. There are some risky moves here — like guest singers and even a guitar-driven song —, but also two or three very generic or dull. Singles, of course, are dancefloor bangers
RandyXXX8
76
Loving In Stereo

Eu conheci recentemente o duo Jungle, e por acaso foi em Talk About It e foi onde resolvi acompanhar essa era, a cada single que foi lançado eu curtia mais e mais. A produção do álbum é gigantesca e imersiva, coeso do início ao fim, a sonoridade é um Groove/funk/Nu-Disco onde tudo se encaixa, os vocais suaves combinam nas músicas onde os instrumentais se sobressai e isso não é um ponto negativo porque a ... read more
JoeyJ
70
Fun easy-listening LP, packed with groovy basslines and infectious gang vocals that will have you chanting with them by the end of each track...
NTTR
67
Jungle - Loving In Stereo

Genre: Nu Disco
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 67% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 148th / 629

Highlight: Keep Moving (added to my 2021 best of)

Made me think of:
Khruangbin
Sault
The Avalanches
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Added on: March 23, 2021