AOTY 2019
inc. no world - No World
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2013 Ratings: #578 / 961
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2013 Ratings: #278
February 19, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD / Label
R&B, Experimental / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

If the album can be considered R&B proper, it’s one of the most consistent and fulfilling longplayers the genre has yet birthed. If you know R&B, you’ll know there’s no other R&B on earth that behaves or sounds like inc. do right now.

80
NME

Their debut album is 11 whispered R&B songs, all textured, considered and thoughtfully constructed.

80
FACT Magazine

It’s the brothers’ effortless musicality that allows the album to transcend its component parts and yield something that is decidedly modern: studio precision in service of a streamlined sound.

70
DIY

The fearful funk of inc. isn't just summarised as another outlet for meditative reflection - every song on this record showcases unbeatable quirk-pop perfection.

70
Pitchfork

inc. is both faithful to its source material and clever enough to twist it into new shapes, but at least for the time being, no world is unlikely to bring the Ageds out of the shadows.

60
musicOMH

Inc.’s take on RnB may be moody and subdued but No World manages to retain the air of an honest and heartfelt album by a duo with a deep-rooted love of soul and its emotive power. 

60
PopMatters

no world expands the EP’s sound into a slow-burning stew of low bass, nervously ricocheting ticks, and rim shots. 

50
Consequence of Sound

There are no true standout tracks here, no sharp left turns, no energizing moments – just 42 minutes of inc.’s syrupy, sci-fi-esque take on smooth R&B.

tha138
67
Underneath a clear, blue sky , the Aged brothers experiment with the latest night grooves, looking for the right, blue-eyed r'n'b to match the sky. But did they take into consideration that these are two opposite directions?
FinalLifeline
77
Like a blend of Washed Out and The Weeknd, inc. are on to something very good here. However, the most intriguing qualities of those artists aren't present here - merely musical similarities. There is good songwriting here, and the album is very, very pretty. It's good to sleep to, to read to, to eat to, even though it's not incredibly interesting. They'll get there though. It won't take long.
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Year End Lists

#39/The Fly

Track List

  1. the place
  2. black wings
  3. lifetime
  4. 5 days
  5. truth (hell below)
  6. your tears
  7. angel
  8. seventeen
  9. desert rose (war prayer)
  10. careful
  11. nariah's song
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Added on: February 12, 2013