Anna Meredith - Varmints
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musicmagpie55
95
Thematically tight while sonically adventurous, Anna Meredith creates one of the most exceptional pop albums of the decade. The way she thinks about music is incredible; these songs do sound like little pests running around in your mind. The songs range from pure pop songs like 'Something Great' to unbelievably complex 'The Vapours.' There is a self-destructive quality to the music where it sounds as if the album could rip apart at the seams. It is one of the most fun albums I have ever heard; ... read more
EdFruscley
93
Quizá la palabra mágica es debut. El uso de contrapuntos y de los instrumentos, los cambios, las sensaciones, el abanico parece casi infinito. Un experimento perfecto. Quizá baje de calificación en un futuro pero es difícil, no sentirse enfrente del sonido que proyecta este álbum, un desfase. Una maravilla
CheapandLethal
100
Amazing
hellodecatur
77
Can y'all believe "Nautilus" played in the Lady Gaga documentary???

Also "Dowager" sounds like the neoclassical synth material I was trying to make when I first got a MIDI keyboard with Garageband.
Yoampa
85
Uno de los discos más vanguardistas del año.
BuffaloStaple
65
The vocals are bland and uninteresting on essentially every track that they're featured. The textures, drum patterns and bass lines are well put together from a compositional standpoint for the most part, but there are equally as many tracks that are fucking all over the place musically, not crazy about this record, it's decent, just too inconsistent.

P.S. That's not the fucking cover, someone get on that
FearFlour
75
Repetitive but interesting electronic music.
moris_urari
85
Nautilus is 100 out of 100!
60
Not my thing.
LuisDR
84
Excelente instrumentación
80
"Música de otra galaxia"

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soundsnaive
80
Exciting listen from the moment it starts.
zaxapitsa
NR
Carne de cañón para los cazadores de "disco del año". Es ese tipo de pop ambicioso que pretende impresionar rápido pero a estas alturas deberíamos saber que no es oro todo lo que reluce, aunque tenga momentazos.
winitheju
77
A captivating and exciting listen
WildChameleon
70
Ok Hum ... not bad but ... well ... Strange but "bad Strange". The sonority isn't bad but the lack of lyrics, the large variety of sounds and the juxtaposition of the songs in the album make this album inconsistent.
Overall, Varmints is a Strange Frenzy made by a promising artist.
JulianGomez974
80
Varmints flows between chaos and calm with the synthesizers and beautiful Anna Meredith's vocals. The electronic melodies hit hard in almost all of the tracks, I'd say that they are the main stars of the record. Sometimes it can get repetitive, since you feel like she's pushing too far with the electronic sound. In "Shill", I think she's just making noise out of nowhere BUT in "Nautilus" she makes such an effortless and progressive sound. Anyway, I really liked this album ... read more
Gupla
72
Esto es divertido, esto suena didáctico, esto parece la obra de múltiples mareas, pero... ¿qué es esto?. Varmints comienza como la mezcla de un Art Pop/Rock que suele medirse con influencias electrónicas, e imprime algo que difícilmente pueda descifrar, nos podemos encontrar con cortes de escalas, paredes de sonidos, y hasta melódicas canciones synth-pop, es diverso en estrategias, pero es una pieza agradable de mixtura.
snarekickblues
74
Some songs are pretty good (Nautilus), but overall, scatterbrained and all over the place musically
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