Moderat - III
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #179 / 760
User Score
Based on 150 ratings
2016 Ratings: #168
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Monkeytown, Mute / Label
IDM, Indietronica / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
‘III’ is a triumph that takes pop and redefines it, and may come to be seen as a watershed moment for the group as they hit full stride.
80
The Skinny

III is a record for getting lost in your thoughts, rather than losing your mind on the floor.

80
Exclaim!

Their latest offering confirms the act have found footing with their sound, as III revels in minimal electro glitch while an orchestral current weaves beautifully throughout, Ring's vocals lending soulful, poignant reflection not often found in contemporary electronic music.

80
AllMusic

III experiments more, sacrificing none of its attractiveness while venturing into skittish micro-trap, exotic ethno-techno, and something akin to Adele singing William S. Burroughs lyrics over classic glitch.

71
Pitchfork

It's apparent from III’s air of ease and consistency of style that they've finally gelled around one vision.

70
PopMatters

Regardless of how one feels about III ... one fact remains: Moderat is making music that’s inspired by all forms of electronic music, putting them in a category all their own.

70
Resident Advisor

Heard in one go, with all those swelling choruses and sweeping melodies, III can feel awfully bombastic. The best moments come when Moderat keeps things simple.

70
Loud and Quiet

An album of highlights, and no shortage of high-gloss production polish, ‘III’ isn’t Moderat’s magic number but after strained beginnings; it’s still a pretty special one.

boniverski
80
Probably their best work, even more progressive, rebellious, angrier than anything they've done before. Great ending of a trilogy.

Fav tracks: Running, Intruder, Animal Trails.
noonoo97
70
Is it me or do all the songs sound the same just average to be honest nothing special.
holsgr
35
☆½ ~ Deficient, unpleasant and forgettable emptiness. Not my thing.
tha138
67
With the third part of its trilogy, the german trio declares that it's very close to its aim: to connect the techno rhythms with the pop values, without making the slightest reference to the necessary compromises that its plan required.
Guigss
78
It´s definitely a trilogy and "III" is surely the boldest piece of all three.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#29/Fopp
#38/LA Music Blog
#62/Earbuddy

Track List

  1. Eating Hooks
  2. Running
  3. Finder
  4. Ghostmother
  5. Reminder
  6. The Fool
  7. Intruder
  8. Animal Trails
  9. Ethereal
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Added on: January 13, 2016