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80
NME
After defining EDM in 2010 and breaking up at the height of their popularity, the trio have finally returned with – surprisingly – their debut album. It slaps.
70
AllMusic
Clocking in at over an hour, there's enough here for all types of fans to enjoy and rejoice that the guys have returned.
62
Pitchfork
The powerhouse DJ trio returns with a sprawling 17-track album and a solid Weeknd collaboration, though the forays into menacing, murkier sounds prove less satisfying.
60
The Observer
Veering between pop-club pastiche and something more interesting, the Swedes’ debut album is largely palatable but unremarkable.
50
Clash
It’s a phenomenally effective album, one built to occupy huge, widescreen places, and as a result foregoes the subtlety that more underground fare can enjoy. At best a fiery evocation of the electronic elements that team thrive on, ‘Paradise Again’ isn’t hell-on-Earth, but it doesn’t leave you enraptured.
50
Spectrum Culture
For every stroke of genius, there are moments where they lean on mediocrity for the sake of decent, clean sonics that rarely stake their claim on the dancefloor.
20
The Arts Desk

There’s no desire to strip back to find the raw emotion at a song’s centre, just layer upon layer of aural obfuscation. There’s no connection, no emotion, no feeling.

Davibitt1234
71

Swedish House Mafia finalmente lança seu primeiro álbum entregando um divertido disco que, embora em alguns momentos soe como um lançamento de EDM genérico, é formado em sua maioria por cativantes canções que conseguem divertir bastante. 'Paradise Again' não é algo de grande qualidade contudo, é um disco que, além de proporcionar ao ouvinte durante ele todo uma grande diversão, mostra um ótimo trabalho na ... read more

TehSniper_143
70

EDM has always been a weird genre for me. On one hand, acts like Flight Facilities have made some of the most incredible EDM material ever, and that makes me want to jump more into the genre. But on the other hand, most of the other EDM material I have heard have been some of the most generic and painfully average material I have ever heard. And despite this album having some amazing moments, a good chunk of this album just sadly falls into that generic hole. Don't get me wrong, there are some ... read more

Louis13
73

This is a surprisingly decent collection of catchy (albeit slightly generic) house bangers, which is all you can really ask for from Swedish House Mafia's debut album. I do like the choice of vocal samples and featured vocalists throughout. The Weeknd continues his run of quality features on 'Moth To A Flame'. A$AP Rocky also fits weirdly well with the beat of 'Frankenstein'. 'Redlight' also samples Sting singing part of 'Roxanne'.

Favourite Tracks: Time, Moth To A Flame*, Frankenstein, ... read more

55

While it definitely contains some bangers, Paradise Again could've benefited from more variation, or a shorter runtime, as the ideas start to get stale towards the end.

Ge75
70

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foux
72

This album is too long and too repetitive, sure. But there are some really snappy songs on here. Anybody saying Moth To A Flame isn't a banger is delusional. I expected worse, honestly.

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Track List

1Time
4:41
feat. Mapei
76
2Heaven Takes You Home
3:34
72
3Jacob's Note
1:04
69
4Moth To A Flame
3:54
87
5Mafia
3:34
65
6Frankenstein
3:27
80
7Don't Go Mad
4:24
72
8Paradise Again
3:35
69
9Lifetime
3:06
81
10Calling On
4:35
71
11Home
3:44
66
12It Gets Better
3:04
72
13Redlight
4:02
with Sting
70
14Can U Feel It
4:23
56
1519.30
1:57
56
16Another Minute
3:27
71
17For You
5:22
75
Total Length: 1 hour, 2 minutes
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Added on: July 15, 2021