Eric Prydz - Opus
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2016 Ratings: #470 / 760
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
February 5, 2016 / Release Date
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Virgin / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Spin

By the time Prydz is ready to release his sophomore album sometime around 2026, new fans with no memory of this massive moment in progressive house’s history will be grateful to have a text this authoritative to refer back to.

80
AllMusic
Tacked at the end is the always necessary "Opus" in all its glory, and while the Four Tet remix would have been nice to have (along with the recent Chvrches collaboration "Tether"), Opus, the album, is keenly constructed and an excellent beginning-to-end journey in spite of its size.
70
PopMatters
Eric Prydz doesn’t want to be a mere headliner: he wants to be whispered in the same vein as so many DJ legends, and at the rate he’s going, one day he will be.
62
Pitchfork

Corniness—the willingness to let go, to be not cool, to escape judgement—is deeply woven into the fabric of EDM. And it’s to Prydz’s credit that he makes even these moments of excess sound far classier than any of his peers.

60
The Guardian
After four minutes of build on the title track, their arrival is like a glitter cannon to the face.
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CALL OOONNNN MEEEEEEE VALERIE!!!
BuffaloStaple
60
it's decent but one question...

does it end?
JulianGomez974
74
Eric Prydz has this sci-fi sound on his production and it's weird but commercial enough to be catchy. I really like how he has no rush to put the drop on the tracks here, but I'll say that sometimes he seemed to be running out of ideas, like in "Generate", a track that could've easily been produced by any other DJ on the game right now. However, most of the time, I felt like he made a sublime and very melodic record, he has some great surprises along the way, like in ... read more
exception
76
has some great energy and would be perfect in a club atmosphere. but the album is much too long, as is each individual track. opus was very well produced, and i think eric prydz did a phenomenal job on this LP, but the tracks took too long to get to the drop or change in melody. still a great piece of music for parties or dancing, which is what this was really made for.
fav tracks: collider, eclipse
lemuriams
68
Liam and Opus nice tracks
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Liam
  2. Black Dyce
  3. Collider
  4. Som Sas
  5. Last Dragon
  6. Moody Mondays (feat. The Cut)
  7. Floj
  8. Trubble
  9. Klepht
  10. Eclipse
  11. Sunset at Café Mambo
  12. Breathe (feat. Rob Swire)
  13. Generate
  14. Oddity
  15. Mija
  16. Every Day
  17. Liberate
  18. The Matrix
  19. Opus
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Added on: January 23, 2016