OutRun

Kavinsky - OutRun
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2013 Ratings: #336 / 953
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2013 Ratings: #299
February 26, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mercury / Casablanca / Label
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

Years touring with Daft Punk have made a deep impression, and Kavinsky has created a glossy synth sound that’s undercut with a sinister edge. 

80
Spin

For Kavinsky, B-grade electronic '80s gunk is rocket fuel, and it makes Outrun soar.

80
PopMatters

With Outrun on the books, Kavinksy has firmly defined himself as a musician capable of forming, and then effectively nailing, an overarching concept of artistic vision. 

79
Beats Per Minute

Outrun is exactly what it aspires to be: a fun retro-pop-dance album for those who like to drive fast through cities at night, perhaps behind a pair of sunglasses.

70
No Ripcord

The most rousingly, entertainingly, ridiculously dumb record that 2013 will have to offer. 

70
AllMusic

Kavinsky's 2013 album Outrun is a limited listen with a handful of highlights that were made available previously, but such is life for the fast and futuristic.

70
Consequence of Sound

Once you’ve finished Kavinsky’s OutRun, you’ll want to buckle up and ride again.

63
Pitchfork

Because most of Outrun's musical references are to non-musical media, it's kind of unclear what its purpose is.

60
Drowned in Sound

For all this consistency of sound and vision, and this perfectly defined sense of self, something about Outrun seems a little self-indulged.

notbuzzzila
80
A fusion of synthwave, electro house, disco and Daft Punk never sounded this good.
Shikaze
90
Dope album with amazing moments, best track is definitely Nightcall.
Faber87
77
Explosive charge, Nightcall best track!
lemuriams
60
Most overrated electronic album of 2010's
80
OutRun was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo , whom you might remember as "one half of Daft Punk". Kavinsky's beats are intense, saturated and purposefully designed to fit 90s videogames. The Frenchman does not take lightly the use of synthesizers to create melodies that are both dark and dance-ish. What I mean with all of this is that I want Kavinsky to DJ at my parties.
Purchasing OutRun from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

Track List

  1. Prélude
  2. Blizzard
  3. ProtoVision
  4. Odd Look
  5. Rampage
  6. Suburbia
  7. Testarossa Autodrive
  8. Nightcall
  9. Deadcruiser
  10. Grand Canyon
  11. First Blood
  12. Roadgame
  13. Endless 
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (6)
Faber87
assivemattack
Bottlekek
DeafJudge
BarryDmgz
mleczyk
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, vineh


Added on: February 23, 2013