demon time

Mura Masa - demon time
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2022 Ratings: #559 / 618
User Score
Based on 199 ratings
2022 Ratings: #603
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
An undeniable rush to your systems, and a deliciously futuristic one at that.
80
Dork
This is music that captures the moment and represents the desire to embrace freedom and creativity. An escapist release in dark times, itโ€™s a perfect way to mark a long hot summer.
80
NME
Alex Crossan's feature-heavy third album unites sounds old and new, brimming with varied and lively tunes.
76
Beats Per Minute

With the help of some friends, Mura Masa is making quality pop music. And in an era that occasionally feels oversaturated with hyper-pop, demon time is never too frenetic for its own good.

68
Pitchfork

The London producer loosens the reins for a guest-heavy, party-starting album that doesn’t feel pressured to do or say too much

68
Spectrum Culture

Mura Masa switches gears for Demon Time, this time relying heavily on features and popular new genres for an album that feels both experimental and genuinely collaborative — not to mention infectious.

60
AllMusic

Mura Masa is an immensely talented and creative producer, and a celebratory album from him doesn't sound like a bad idea coming after the uneasy R.Y.C., but demon time unfortunately turns out to be underwhelming.

60
The Telegraph
Itโ€™s a soundtrack to the ritual of going out: from the pre-drinks to the party, and through the muddled hangover after.
60
The Observer
The British producer bounces back with a clutch of guests and an eclectic romp through genres.
40
The Guardian
The producerโ€™s relentless UK garage-style bombardment feels like standing next to a tween frantically scrolling through TikTok without earbuds.
marvelgaryen
94

Regardless of the usual hate towards one of my favorite producers in UK history, Mura Masa proves himself once again with now his BEST album to date. Finally the debut album has a successor, this time around mixing hyperpop, uk bass, edm, dancehall and many other genres; Mura brought EXCELLENCE to his work, with a list of amazing collabs that are all rising UK legends, I'm here for it. Also this might be my favorite electronic projects of the whole year, everything is fluid and exudes musical ... read more

Slush_Puppy
69

I appreciate Mura Masa going for a different approach on every album but I think demon time has him pulling the ideas from his contemporaries and influences way more than his previous releases.

demon time has great songs on it, but for nearly every song I was thinking
“Oh this sounds like a ____ song” or “He clearly was listening to ____ when he made this beat”.

It does show of his talents as a producer to be able to make such a range of songs but it doesn’t show ... read more

daifukumochi
60

This record is the definition of okay. It's not bad at all, but it's not very good either. The problem of albums like this one is that they try to incorporate as many styles as possible (from the neoperreo in "tonto" to the drill in "bbycakes", from the digicore in "slomo" to the 2-step in "e-motions") just to set a nice vibe but a vibe that never concretises because it doesn't do that much to distinguish itself. It's very fun and there are lots of jamzzz ... read more

lil_tesco
66

A fun, but oddly paced and somewhat derivative album. Like it has some solid bops, but a decent amount of tracks either falter from the strangely sloppy form of hyperpop it takes, to your odd weird feature (the fuck is uzi doing on a song with shygirl and pinkpantheress?). It’s definitely a “playlist album” where you’ll pick out the clear highlights and avoiding the lesser tracks. All in all, a solid time, but it’s consistent teeter totter quality makes for an ... read more

Do_You_Think_So
59

bbycakes was fine, i guess\

NR

I apologize in advance for the harsh words you're going to read... sooo THIS is considered Hyperpop? More like Lazypop. There are too many songs on that album that are underwritten and/or don't stick at all. Except for the prada song with LEILAH which is the only real bop on demon time. It's a shame that talented guests like Shygirl, PinkPantheress, slowthai and Channel Tres are unable to save these tracks that are mostly devoid of any personality. Listen to Gupi, "you're it" is a ... read more

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Added on: May 25, 2022