Untogether

Blue Hawaii - Untogether
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2013 Ratings: #543 / 955
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2013 Ratings: #254
March 5, 2013 / Release Date
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Arbutus / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Beats Per Minute

It’s not an album that immediately reveals itself, but when it lets you in it’s hard to find your way out.

80
Drowned in Sound

If this is the aftershock that chillwave wrought, you have to suspect the whole shazam was totally worthwhile.

71
Pitchfork

Untogether is less interested in blending all its competing enthusiasms together and more intent on emphasizing the space that separates them

70
FACT Magazine

Untogether is a well executed record, but not a stunning one.

70
Consequence of Sound

With Untogether, Blue Hawaii has grasped the measured spaces that a distance leaves behind, emotional or otherwise, into a rich — albeit pained — work. 

67
Pretty Much Amazing

Untogether is meant for those cold, murky nights in which we feel completely and utterly alone.

60
DIY

While ‘Untogether’ is immaculately put together, it does take a while to cross over and connect with you.

50
Tiny Mix Tapes

Aa solid collection of songs that shouldn’t put the talent of its writers in question, but that ultimately — and quite frustratingly — falls short of expectations, particularly when considered alongside those fomented by their past work.

50
PopMatters

There are moments on Untogether where the music comes close to the sensuality that it frequently hints at, but it’s so caught up in embracing separation that it pushes out anything resembling redemption.

81
Fate separated these lovers, but fate couldn't stop them from making music together - hence the album title, Untogether.

Blue Hawaii decided to do very spacious beats, almost in honor of the distance between such lovers. While minimalist glitches generate a spooky feeling, the voice of Raphaelle floats gently over the mix. Mesmerizing and inspiringly beautiful, they knew exactly what to do despite their distance.
tha138
68
The common picture of an electronic duo that presents its ideal version of the kitchen sink drama.
And it has its moments!
JardelR
92
I had to listen more than 5 times to capture all the beauty here, is definitively a difficult album, but when you see underneath, you really see a amanzing and breath taking album.
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Track List

  1. Follow
  2. Try To Be
  3. In Two
  4. In Two II
  5. Sweet Tooth
  6. Sierra Lift
  7. Yours To Keep
  8. Daisy
  9. Flammarion
  10. Reaction II
  11. The Other Day
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Added on: January 31, 2013