Squaring the Circle

Sneaker Pimps - Squaring the Circle
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Based on 14 ratings
September 10, 2021 / Release Date
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Now I'm probably the biggest SP fan out there so I was excited to see they were finally releasing a fourth album. When I first heard it, I really liked it, I didn't love it, but I thought it was good. But after a few re-listens to this, it feels kinda bloated. There's definitely a few good songs in here, but it just feels underwhelming and flat overall. Compare it to their first three albums, this album just feels very thin and uninspired with the production and mixing feeling muddy at times. I ... read more
When DJ Shadow quit from Unkle their sound changed abruptly and became way worst, simply because the remaining members couldn't create music with the hip hop beats of their debut anymore and they lost what made them unique in the first place. Something similar happened with Sneaker Pimps for different reasons. After a 20 years split-up, they couldn't create the same music maybe because trip Hop music isn't that popular nowadays or maybe because they don't have the same chemistry after all these ... read more
'Squaring The Circle' combines decades of experience from two industry veterans into an album that is surprising and refreshing in ways that listeners may find jarring, if they're not expecting such a powerhouse of sonic experiences. It's an album that’s a step back into the past, but that also damns nostalgia in its same breath. Its undefinable, beyond genre. Anyone pining for pure Trip hop is missing out on a unique sound that excels in ways Trip hop could never.

Fighter (8.0)
Child in the Dark (7.4)
Squaring the Circle (6.0)
Alibis (6.0)
So Far Gone (7.4)
Immaculate Hearts (7.3)
No Show (7.3)
The Tranquility Trap (7.4)
SOS (7.3)
Stripes (7.5)
The Paper Room (6.0)
Black Rain (6.8)
Love Me Stupid (6.4)
Lifeline (7.6)
Pink Noise (6.0)
Come Like the Cure (6.0)
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Track List

  1. Fighter
  2. Squaring the Circle
  3. Love Me Stupid
  4. Pink Noise
  5. No Show
  6. Stripes
  7. Child in the Dark
  8. Black Rain
  9. Alibis
  10. Lifeline
  11. The Paper Room
  12. Immaculate Hearts
  13. So Far Gone
  14. Come Like the Cure
  15. SOS
  16. The Tranquility Trap
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Added on: May 21, 2021