Morning/Evening

Four Tet - Morning/Evening
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Based on 16 reviews
2015 Ratings: #292 / 770
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2015 Ratings: #341
June 21, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pretty Much Amazing
Feelings of repose are frequently-mined territories in electronic music, but what’s special here is that Hebden seems to be trying to approximate the seemingly-mundane moments that we all experience daily, even if we’d like to think our whole lives were just cool brooding existential dread (or some combination thereof).
90
Exclaim!

Morning/Evening is a gorgeous, daring album that draws its greatest inspiration from a much-maligned genre most often associated with John Tesh and Yanni.

80
Spin

Think of it as his Rival Dealer; no longer showing off his arrestingly, jaggedly inventive palette of noises and unique angles at which to deploy them, Hebden strove to emulate aural peace, with Songza-like suggestions on when his flitterings would best pair with your life activities.

80
NME
Eccentric spirit, production mastery and emotional heft put this alongside Four Tet’s very best work.
80
PopMatters

Though not always as thoroughly cohesive as Hebden’s best records, Morning/Evening is another more-than-solid outing from Four Tet, largely succeeding on the sheer strength of the second side.

77
Pitchfork

The scope and ambition of Morning/ Evening is profound, and will hopefully inspire producers to take bigger chances and not be satisfied with pop- or club-friendly lengths. Even where Morning/Evening doesn't quite work, it's daring and expansive.

75
Consequence of Sound

On Morning/Evening, his eighth full-length, that carefree attitude manifests in the album’s wandering construction. Given time, though, Morning/Evening reveals details more in touch with Hebden’s internal thoughts than any of his previous material.

74
Resident Advisor

Morning/Evening also marks a departure from 2013's dense, diverse Beautiful Rewind; consisting of just two side-long tracks that unfold with an easy grace, Hebden's latest is the prettiest Four Tet record in some time.

70
The Line of Best Fit

It’s clear that Morning/Evening has been inspired by, and tailored for, its respective times of day and this works well. But it feels like the majority of Hebden’s attention has gone into the first side resulting in an enjoyable, if front-loaded album.

70
Rolling Stone
Club beats pound on "Morning," then dissolve; "Evening" flips and reverses the arc — an invitation to click "repeat" and play it all day.
60
AllMusic
This isn't among the most substantive Four Tet albums, but it does reward repeated casual listening.
50
Tiny Mix Tapes
Everything’s bathed in celestial fucking radiance, suffused with a tiresome warmth and glow. I feel like an ingrate for not digging every moment, but I don’t.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
0
awful
noonoo97
86
Morning Side is one of my favourite songs of the last five years.
tha138
60
Two, long sides of vanity for the shake of the never ending movement.
BasicMeth
83
When I first bought this record, I had no idea what to expect from it. It was recommended by the owner of a record store I frequent in Florida. After opening it, I was surprised that it only had two songs, Morning and Evening. All I have to say is that Morning is an amazingly beautiful song. I get that a lot of people did not find much substance within this song, since it does repeat itself for the majority of the twenty minutes. However, I found Morning to be the perfect song to listen to ... read more
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Track List

  1. Morning Side
  2. Evening Side
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