Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2013 Ratings: #25 / 1007
Year End Rank: #15
User Score
Based on 553 ratings
2013 Ratings: #9
Liked by 2 people
June 3, 2013 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH

This is an intelligent and deeply human album and it would be no exaggeration to say that it’s already a modern classic. 

90
The 405

Hopkins has delivered what is undoubtedly his best album to date. Its more beat-driven approach may scare off the purists, but even in its maximalist moments, there is the fragile beauty and tenderness he has become known for. 

90
Resident Advisor

Immunity is a journey to be savoured, revisited regularly in the knowledge that some new landmark will emerge each and every time.

87
Beats Per Minute

Immunity is brilliant. It’s both a culmination of Hopkins’ earlier achievements and a progression beyond them. 

85
The Line of Best Fit

At times, it will have you lurching for the nearest patch of danceable floor; at others, your head will be thrust back, eyes closed in bliss

85
Pitchfork

It all adds up to a remarkably visceral, sensual, confident electronic record that stays absorbing from beginning to end, and should finally catapult Hopkins to stardom in his own story.

84
Sputnikmusic

Even though the blueprint here is simple enough, the end product is far more huge than the sum of its parts-- the main reason Immunity is such an easy album to get lost in.

80
DIY

With this record Hopkins has finally succeeded in putting on record a definitive statement of his musical vision and ideas. 

80
Consequence of Sound

Like the majority of media consumers who prefer to stay engaged with their tech, Immunity attests that technology can be a tool for a new era of collective human existence.

80
Drowned in Sound

Immunity is an album which puts a well-placed confidence in rewarding the patience of the listener, melding together current club trends with a vulnerable humanity to create an hour-long arc of total immersion.

80
PopMatters

Hopkins is working on large-scale art but also in miniature, focusing our ears in on small details while stretching everything out to an impressive degree.

80
NME

‘Immunity’ is expertly paced, and as good for coming down as it is for coming up.

80
Under The Radar

By concentrating on his own endeavors, Jon Hopkins has created one of the year's most intriguing electronic recordings.

80
The Needle Drop

On Immunity, electronic music producer Jon Hopkins focuses in on the worlds of house and techno, fusing the characteristics of these genres with some pretty atmospheric and grandiose keyboards.

70
AllMusic

Immunity shows how he's grown, in his subtle, accomplished way, as a composer and producer, yet its tracks occasionally feel like the surroundings for a focal point that never arrives. 

Plats
96
"Immunity" is a beautiful, complex, emotional and oddly human electronic record. The attention to detail is simply astonishing and the amount of variety presented on each track is incredible. Overall, this is one of the best IDM records of the decade!

Fav Tracks: Open Eye Signal, Immunuty, We Disappear, Sun Harmonics, Breathe This Air, Collider

Least Fav Track: Form By Firelight

Score:
9.6
Amazing
amygoodall
100
shit heals
Gyro64
75
Immunity really started and ended somewhere completely different in a really good way. Some of the complexity of the earlier tracks transitioned into beautiful ambient pieces that really shine throughout the whole experience. Although this album has pretty much no words it left me in a really positive place with how the IDM and glitchy sounds were presented and evolved into something really beautiful.

This album also went by me very quick for some reason, every new element introduced in here ... read more
FinalLifeline
85
The most painstakingly detailed electronic album of the year so far. The details alone wouldn't matter, though, if the music wasn't beautiful or striking. Luckily, Immunity is both. Lush, shattering, vivid, glowing: a number of adjectives could describe this work, but none really do it justice. If heavier electronics don't suit you, at least hear "Abandon Window". The desolate, warm piano piece is the album's accidental centerpiece, the beating heart surrounded by ... read more
Cyan
88
First half good shit...but second half...not that good of a shit

EDIT: Nope it's all good
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Track List

  1. We Disappear
  2. Open Eye Signal
  3. Breathe This Air
  4. Collider
  5. Abandon Window
  6. Form By Firelight
  7. Sun Harmonics
  8. Immunity
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Added on: June 2, 2013