The Understanding

Röyksopp - The Understanding
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2005 Ratings: #276 / 454
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2005 Ratings: #91
July 4, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Wall of Sound / Label
Downtempo / Genres
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Their most impressively undated work, it feels like a timeless showcase of the best they have to offer. Blending their own vocals with guest stars who navigate their music with ease, it never fails to feel energized in the most Scandanavian of ways.
Triumphant - 9
Only This Moment - 10
49 Percent - 7
Sombre Detune - 8
Follow My Ruin - 10
Beautiful Day Without You - 10
What Else Is There? - 10
Circuit Breaker - 10
Alpha Male - 10
Someone Like Me - 9
Dead to the World - 8
Tristesse Globale - 9
A step outside the box of Americanisms and into the world of cultural music composition. The sophomore album appropriately titled, "The Understanding." A double disc feature including an extended EP featuring five songs. What feels like a very introverted record based on the choices of music composition plays brilliantly providing a vast array of song tempos and emotions. Mostly instrumental the album more like a soundtrack for the thinking person switches between electronic ... read more
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Track List

  1. Triumphant
  2. Only This Moment
  3. 49 Percent
  4. Sombre Detune
  5. Follow My Ruin
  6. Beautiful Day Without You
  7. What Else Is There?
  8. Circuit Breaker
  9. Alpha Male
  10. Someone Like Me
  11. Dead to the World
  12. Tristesse Globale
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