Roosevelt

Roosevelt - Roosevelt
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2016 Ratings: #367 / 760
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2016 Ratings: #182
August 19, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
City Slang / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pretty Much Amazing

It’s pop music that sticks with you. If the genre’s most assailable characteristics are its fleeting shelf life and surface-level affectations, Roosevelt proves that they don’t necessarily have to be.

82
Paste
Roosevelt has created a winning debut record, filled with astute production, well-crafted lyrical content, enticing chords, beautiful melodies and sun-soaked choruses.
80
The 405

More often than not, his debut is one that gives any room a light up disco floor, makes any moment a reason to escape to the Ibiza nightclub in your mind.

70
Pitchfork
Every song on the record contributes to this air of reverie, a testament to Roosevelt’s strength as a producer, as one track languidly slips into the next. If anything, it can get a little too laid back—it’s the kind of record that's so uniform it ends before you realize it.
70
Loud and Quiet
Overall ... this is superbly produced material, with a huge sound. It’s also a wonderfully warm-feeling record that wraps you in its arms and pumps its fuzzy beats directly into your frontal lobes.
70
Exclaim!

There are few surprises in Roosevelt's brand of dance music, but that seems decidedly the point; the synapses it triggers feel like the most welcomingly comfortable sort of sparks, firing on familiar-but-welcome cylinders.

60
The Line of Best Fit
With some disappointment — having already earned so much excitement — it feels like Lauber has played his best cards a little early.
60
AllMusic
On the whole, while the album lacks a certain distinctiveness (Lauber's vocals mostly blend, too), there's strength in its solid core and easygoing vibe.
60
No Ripcord

For a debut album, it’s an incredibly assured piece of work. There are some genuinely fulfilling cuts here, and his perfectionism with the structure makes for smooth multiple visits.

sourcherry24
90
Fantastic synth/electropop record. Groovy and oh so danceable.
90
You just gotta love the flow of each song
tha138
62
Marius Lauber is a 26 years old, german musician who admires the synth-pop glam of the 80's and appreciates the infinite possibilities of his time, while he looks, with remarkable confidence, for the right hooks and he's on the right track.
91
This debut album from one of the most exciting young artists, Roosevelt, sounds like the best night of your life.
NR
One of the best electro pop album I've heard for years... For a debut album, this is a truly a masterpiece.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#55/Pretty Much Amazing

Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Wait Up
  3. Night Moves
  4. Belong
  5. Moving On
  6. Heart
  7. Colours
  8. Sea
  9. Daytona
  10. Fever
  11. Hold On
  12. Close
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