Factory Floor - Factory Floor
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2013 Ratings: #83 / 955
Year End Rank: #38
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2013 Ratings: #213
September 9, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

It's the soundtrack to a disco at the end of the world. It's Factory Floor: unparalleled, uncompromising and pretty much unstoppable.

90
musicOMH

Factory Floor is also a lot more fun than you might have imagined, without sacrificing any of what made them so exciting and immersive in the first place.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

What makes this record so interesting is the way that Factory Floor crunch down vintage, codified sounds and textures and shoot them through liminal time.

86
Beats Per Minute

The sound of Factory Floor is of a band that is now confident in their own original and entirely dominant sound.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Factory Floor’s music is distilled down into three elements. Rhythm. Synths. Vocals. That they make something so evocatively alienated, so compulsively unknowable and so bleakly irresistible from simply this is a sharp, uncompromising, emphatic victory.

80
Drowned in Sound

Given the gestation period and polish, the humanity that manages to shine through this tight, crafted record is a triumph; the sound of a band having a whole lot of fun in the hope that ultimately you will do too.

80
DIY

This is an album then of irresistible forward momentum; brutal and gentle, alien and human. An album to strap yourself in for and give in to its hypnotising strangeness.

80
FACT Magazine

Considering the trio are relative newcomers to dance music, the programming throughout Factory Floor is acutely deft. Elegant, in fact; so much so that the sound can comfortably be described as chic. 

80
AllMusic

Worth the three years it took to materialize, this is a strong, assured debut that shows Factory Floor can build on their influences in a way that feels fresh.

80
NME

Crucially, Factory Floor innovate rather than imitate

EMR
67
A joyous ride along the wide fields of electronic music. Factory Floor brings some syncopated synth-lines and electronic drum beats that interplay pretty well on most of the songs. Even though they managed to craft a lively sound here, there is a handful of moments that don't really add up to the experience (like the cosing track, for example), where the group just sounds like a mild version of their own biggest influences, like Aphex Twin and even Moby. They do shine on tracks where their ... read more
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Track List

  1. Turn It Up
  2. Here Again
  3. One
  4. Fall Back
  5. Two
  6. How You Say
  7. Two Different Ways
  8. Three
  9. Work Out
  10. Breathe In
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