New Energy
Four Tet - New Energy
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Based on 9 reviews
2017 Ratings: #241 / 712
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Based on 123 ratings
2017 Ratings: #104
September 29, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

New Energy is a seamless body of work that evinces Kieran Hebden's masterful and dextrous use of percussion and harmonic textures, bridging the space between all-consuming melodicism and ambient sensibilities that comprise the opposing sides of electronic music's spectrum.

85
XLR8R

On this record, the club-orientated, dancefloor tracks that can be found on the likes of Beautiful Rewind and There is Love in You are gone. What’s left is a mature, ambient take that feels more reflective—and honest.

80
Pitchfork

Downtempo nodders, beatless passages that flow into big bangers—he synthesizes all this into his most accessible listen since There is Love in You.

80
AllMusic

New Energy is one of the most accessible, listener-friendly releases in the Four Tet catalog, but it still maintains the creativity and unpredictability that have always made his work stand out.

80
The 405

To say New Energy is a consolidation rather than a progression may seem damning with faint praise, but its palate is so substantial and nourishing that such slight ambition is peripheral. If you’re served a basic carbonara by a Michelin-star pasta chef it’s still a damn fine carbonara.

70
Resident Advisor

Though far from perfect, New Energy is one of Hebden's most intimate and personal albums, with all the idiosyncrasies that come with that.

Oct 4, 2017
abdcorner
84
I first heard Four Tet in 2004 with his record "Rounds." A major highlight – "My Angel Rocks Back and Forth" – a quiet, delicately layered piece, introduced me a world of electronic music I'd never experienced before. With Four Tet's meditative, gorgeous, and beautifully executed new record "New Energy," we have one his most focused records within his already excellent catalog. "New Energy" projects singularity; each track remains distinctive, ... read more
Jul 9, 2018
amygoodall
50
real frustrating
Jan 10, 2018
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
Dec 11, 2017
Guigss
93
Along each record that Kieran Hebden releases under his Four Tet project, he keeps getting better. "New Energy" is something unique both in his catalogue as in electronic music as a whole.
Oct 21, 2017
unknownpleasure
80
Loving this.
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