It's Alright Between Us As It Is

Lindstrøm - It's Alright Between Us As It Is
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2017 Ratings: #639 / 838
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2017 Ratings: #564
October 20, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Smalltown Supersound, Feedelity / Label
Nu-Disco / Genres
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Northern Transmissions
For his fifth solo record, Norwegian producer Lindstrøm creates an entire world within his defined sound for a record that feels alive and infectious. Merging the concepts of EDM into more complex writing, the album answers the question of what a club would sound like in the world of Blade Runner
A.V. Club

It’s Alright Between Us As It Is feeds the body and soul.

The album delivers the type of lush, cheerful disco Lindstrøm has always been known for, but there's a much darker undercurrent present here, and it feels like one of his most emotionally complex works yet.
The Guardian
He’s now back out the other side, making his traditional “space disco”, but with some beautiful acid-flashback flourishes.
The 405
There’s a balance to be struck between playing it safe and playing it smart, and Lindstrøm leans more towards the latter. If he occasionally veers the wrong way, he recovers handsomely. Even if it’s not as mesmerizing as his peak, he can still be captivating.
Loud and Quiet
Five albums in and Lindstrøm’s gossamer space disco continues to play out with cultured patience
Drowned in Sound

Overall, It's Alright Between Us As It Is is yet another solid entry into Lindstrøm's discography. It doesn't re-invent the wheel in terms of genre or what we expect of the Norwegian producer, but it just keeps things ticking along with exciting and unexpected flourishes at every turn, something he has continuously managed throughout his career.

Under The Radar

It's Alright Between Us As It Is is a nice showcase of Lindstrøm's patented space disco style, this time with the inclusion of vocals.


The Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm’s latest solo full-length feels breezily noncommittal. Each experiment—including a spoken word piece by Jenny Hval—dissolves into the next.

The album favors polished professionalism and sharp arrangements over risk-taking, so while there aren’t any duds, there aren’t any of the special moments that got Lindstrøm to this point in the first place.
The Skinny

Lindstrøm clearly wants the record to feel like a single piece, and he’s skilled enough to make it sound agile and purposeful. You’ve heard the individual parts before though, with more range, colour, and taste. It’s Alright Between Us… will do its job, but on the cheap.


There are hints of that potential buried throughout It's Alright Between Us As It Is, and it's frankly still a pleasure to hear Lindstrøm masterfully keep everything in check, but there's a distinct lack of the full-throttle joyousness that he's capable of.

The Line of Best Fit
Perhaps the wildly-inventive producer isn’t inspired to break the mould, or to look for a new direction, but he is a producer sure to contrast this low with a high next time. It’s alright as it is, this record, but no more than that.
While buddy Todd Terje's sole studio release ‘It’s Album Time’ made waves due to its great humour and prevailing sense of quirkiness, this latest from Lindstrøm weighs to heavy on the pedestrian side. Sure, the whole package is professionally crafted and confidently gets you drifting away from your day-to-day woes, but what we really need is for Chewie to punch it into hyperspace.
Slant Magazine
This is a problem that plagues the whole of It's Alright Between Us As It Is, a complacent album of stylishly produced half-measures that never quite coalesces into anything meaningful.
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Year End Lists

#81/Piccadilly Records

Track List

  1. It's Alright Between Us as It Is
  2. Spire
  3. Tensions
  4. Sorry (feat. Frida Sundemo)
  5. Versatile Dreams (Interlude)
  6. Shinin' (feat. Grace Hall)
  7. Drift
  8. Bungl (Like a Ghost) [feat. Jenny Hval]
  9. Under Trees
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Added on: August 22, 2017