Nocturnes

Little Boots - Nocturnes
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2013 Ratings: #472 / 953
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
2013 Ratings: #293
May 7, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
On Repeat / Label
Dance Pop, Nu-Disco / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
DIY

‘Nocturnes’ is informed and influenced by dance music in its purest form. It throbs and soars, bounces and sways. It mirrors the overpowering delirium of dance floor abandon.

80
Drowned in Sound

There's plenty of interesting stuff going on throughout.

80
musicOMH

Nocturnes is a very good pop record. It’s fun, but accomplished too, and shows how Hesketh has taken her knocks, used them and come back bolder, brighter and better. 

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

... Nocturnes points the way out, with Hesketh having demonstrated not only the willingness and the ability to grow and develop, but also to retain a sense of her individuality and a keenness for what may set Little Boots apart from the rest.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

Nocturnes is built for those naughty twilight hours that flash and fade like disco ball reflections on a sticky dancefloor.

70
AllMusic

If Hands was Little Boots' booty-shaking call to the dancefloor, then Nocturnes is the afterglow, post-party soundtrack for the ride home.

70
PopMatters

Some of these tracks feel a bit like filler, and Nocturnes could probably use a bit more variation, but if smart, restrained disco pop puts a smile on your face, Nocturnes should do the trick.

60
Consequence of Sound

The trouble with Little Boots’ choice in house music is that there’s little room for experimentation. 

60
Pitchfork

Nocturnes is a big improvement over Hands, though, where even the biggest singles' hooks were made of saccharine, not sugar.

59
Beats Per Minute

Nocturnes rates better as an album that sounds better with time, as opposed to Hands’ sugar rush appeal. However, it also retains an uneven quality that can make getting through Nocturnes feel like someone trying to drag the party on a little too long.

50
NME

Album two features some catchy and classy electronic dance music

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#25/Slant

Track List

  1. Motorway
  2. Confusion
  3. Broken Record
  4. Shake
  5. Beat Beat
  6. Every Night I Say a Prayer
  7. Crescendo
  8. Strangers
  9. All for You
  10. Satellite
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