Paradise

Pop. 1280 - Paradise
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2016 Ratings: #377 / 758
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2016 Ratings: #496
January 22, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

74
Pitchfork

It is more skeletal and raw in places than their two previous albums, and more lush and thick with synth and guitar in others. This production is ultimately what makes Paradise such a standout.

70
PopMatters
This is an album that can be someone’s paradise, but not in the way one might think of.
70
Tiny Mix Tapes
Throughout its 39-minute running time, this conviction of inevitability and defeatism is reinforced by the band’s musical approach, which attaches itself to incessant synth figures and relentless percussion so as to mirror the perceived relentlessness of technological growth.
70
AllMusic
Dominated by unrelenting synthesized bellowing battling slashing guitar figures and femur-snapping drumming, Pop. 1280 summon a hellish wall of sonic abuse that manages to also be curiously compelling, a neo-industrial attack that starts in high gear and never stops pouring fire and brimstone on the listener.
70
No Ripcord

Pop. 1280 are still concerned with the dark underbelly of the human experience, though the sneakily measured Paradise proves that even the most degenerate souls deserve some sanguine aggression, too.

xdgcx
70
Seamless and sonically rich, although over dependent of style.
JulianGomez974
67
Interesting... and that's it. Even with their appealing UFO Industrial Rock aesthetic, Paradise feels like a safe effort in terms of innovating or even entertaining Pop. 1280 fans. Some songs end up fading into the background, others are completely confusing (Pyramids on Mars, Rain Song) and the rest have decent vocals and instrumentals but don't leave any impression whatsoever. In the end, it's not a terrible record but just a forgettable one.

Fav tracks: Phantom Freighter, In Silico, ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#46/The Needle Drop

Track List

  1. Pyramids on Mars
  2. Phantom Freighter
  3. In Silico
  4. Chromidia
  5. Uss Iss
  6. Paradise
  7. Rain Song
  8. The Last Undertaker
  9. Kingdom Come
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