Until the Quiet Comes

Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2012 Ratings: #17 / 946
Year End Rank: #13
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Based on 291 ratings
2012 Ratings: #42
October 2, 2012 / Release Date
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Warp / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

97
Beats Per Minute

UTQC is a testament to imagination and vision and the capabilities of the human soul by way of music.

95
The 405

Ellison struck out into uncharted territories, taking the basic elements that have shaped his landmark works and applying them to this new, dreamy and subdued affair.

91
Pretty Much Amazing

This is not a collection of songs so much as it is a patchwork of different moods, sewn together to form a distorted stream of consciousness.

91
A.V. Club

After multiple listens, the album reveals itself to be as nuanced, as subtle, and a lot more digestible than its predecessor, a sidestep into sonic territory that’s no less admirable for its comparative somnolence.

90
Drowned in Sound

He is, however, a radiant example of an artist with the ability at his fingertips to close the schism between the true avant-garde and the leftfield mainstream, and in this respect Until the Quiet Comes is the record to date we’ll most likely crown his masterpiece.

90
musicOMH

With this record, Flying Lotus has continued his explorations of the outer regions of sonic experience whilst simultaneously creating a playful, and thrillingly visceral, listening experience

90
NME

Ultimately, this album is the sound of the future.

85
Pitchfork

While this might be Flying Lotus' most accessible record, it's less about being pleasant and more about deep focus. 

80
Consequence of Sound

FlyLo silenced the external forces and produced an album that is dark enough to spin at LA’s Low End Theory, yet smooth enough to garner listens from fans well outside of the club’s beat freaks. 

80
PopMatters

The more you listen to Until the Quiet Comes, the more you get the sense that you’re only scratching the surface of how much is really going on with it.

75
Under The Radar

Every track and sound feels new and experimental; much of Until the Quiet is so wonderfully weird, there's no way for it to be boring.

70
FACT Magazine

For an album that, at times, is beautiful, it doesn’t hypnotise you, it doesn’t entrance you, and even its best moments fail to stay in your head

50
Tiny Mix Tapes

It is coming straight from Warp to a cocktail bar near you and, soon after that, a Starbucks. It is the sound of an artist in retreat from the shadow of his own success.

ChukPizel
73
This album is good, but for a flying lotus album, definitely could’ve done much better.
MasterCrackfox
87
One of the most focused and refined electronic albums I've ever come across in my lifetime, Flying Lotus is surely the sound that introduced me to what instrumental/experimental music had to offer in terms of creating and getting lost within a beautiful soundscape. As much as I love Cosmogramma, this album will hold a steady place in my heart for the influence it had upon me as my first experience with the artist. How many times have I gotten lost in this album? Too many times. Too many ... read more
exception
81
one completely uniform and whole project. there isn't a single track that seems out of place, and the flow from song to song is stellar. i love the light beats and slow feel, it adds to the overall character of this project. i just dont really care for the features on this album, the light vocals annoyed me, especially from niki randa.
fav tracks: tiny tortures, sultans request
JustSomeGuy
85
Until The Quiet Comes is yet another amazing Flying Lotus record that I wouldn't say is quite as good as Cosmogramma but definitely comes pretty damn close. The one thing that I would say is better on this album than that one is that it did have a lot more tracks that I found fun. In fact, I would say that I liked pretty much all of the songs on here. The only real problem I have with this is that it didn't blow me away the same way Cosmogramma - or even Los Angeles for that matter - did. ... read more
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MISC LISTS

#16/Pitchfork Readers

Track List

  1. All In 
  2. Getting There [ft. Niki Randa] 
  3. Until the Colours Come 
  4. Heave(n) 
  5. Tiny Tortures 
  6. All the Secrets 
  7. Sultans Request 
  8. Putty Boy Strut 
  9. See Thru to U [ft. Erykah Badu] 
  10. Until the Quiet Comes 
  11. DMT Song [ft. Thundercat] 
  12. The Nightcaller 
  13. Only if You Wanna 
  14. Electric Candyman [ft. Thom Yorke] 
  15. Hunger [ft. Niki Randa] 
  16. Phantasm [ft. Laura Darlington] 
  17. me Yesterday//Corded 
  18. Dream to Me
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