Music Has the Right to Children

Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1998 Ratings: #3 / 131
User Score
1998 Rank: #15All Time: #311
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pitchfork
Boards of Canada’s 1998 album is a beat-music touchstone, a record that took the previous decade of home-listening electronic music and essentially perfected it.
100
AllMusic

Although Boards of Canada's blueprint for electronic listening music -- aching electro-synth with mid-tempo hip-hop beats and occasional light scratching -- isn't quite a revolution in and of itself, Music Has the Right to Children is an amazing LP.

100
Sputnikmusic
A disorienting time warp of revolutionary music.
100
Q Magazine
As melancholically evocative as a faded photograph.
80
NME
At last, the avant cavalry has arrived, and despite confusion over where they're from, this duo have plotted an alluring route forward.
80
SPIN

On Music Has the Right to Children, the Scottish duo Boards offer minimal techno that's fully funky.

80
Rolling Stone

Their debut album, Music Has the Right to Children, coupled eerie, foreboding walls of sound with a heavy, thudding hip-hop beat while whimsical harmonies play off of dark, processed vocals.

80
Slant Magazine

Nestled somewhere in between the warm hues of 1970s flocked wallpaper and the sleek electronic sheen of the future lies Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children.

BradTasteMusic
89

Ran across this album at random. I didn’t even know who these guys were. Funny to see how everyone enjoys it as much as I do.

barcooper
90

Nostalgia never sounded this unsettling.

I've been familiar with Boards of Canada for a long time, and I've been hearing some of their songs from time to time, but I never listened to a full album from them. When I finally decided to dive into this album, the expectations were very high, because of the album's high reputation and because I really enjoyed the songs I heard from the duo thus far, but happily these expectations were met and even a bit exceeded surprisingly.

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BuffaloStaple
81

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General information
Type Fortification
Country China
Coordinates 40.68°N 117.23°ECoordinates: 40.68°N 117.23°E
Technical details
Size 21,196 km (13,171 mi)[1]
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Official name The Great Wall
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iii, iv, vi
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liminal_raptor
97

||ESSENTIALS #8||

The first released studio album from the Scottish brothers and musical duo Boards of Canada is a landmark project in IDM, and to this day one of the most beloved albums of the genre. It directly inspired electronic musicians like Four Tet and Tim Hecker, and it's one of my favourite collections of background music.

Sandison and Eoin were very passionate on what type of music they wanted to create here. They wanted to experiment in electronic music, without necessary going ... read more

xannski
81

Second half is far better then the first half

IdkBro
90

Bring me back to the 2010s where I can just watch cartoons and play with legos all day.

This is Boards of Canada, an electronic music duo who made music way before the making of their debut album. Having released two EPs Twoism in 1995 and Hi Scores in 1996. They have been making music around the 1980s. They are also brothers Micheal Sandison and Marcus Eoin.

Music Has the Right To Children brings a feeling of nostalgia by using vintage synthesizers and boom bap styled rhythms in the ... read more

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