Four Tet - Rounds
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Based on 10 reviews
2003 Ratings: #4 / 294
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Based on 315 ratings
2003 Ratings: #34
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[Genre: Folktronica]

There's a specific sub-genre of albums I love, one that never fails to grab an easy high score from me; that being electronic music that mashes its electronic elements with natural sounding instrumentation. Easy bias right there. Cosmogramma did it quite a fair bit - one of my favourite albums. Sweet Trip are known for that stuff - one of my favourite bands. Mid-Air Thief did it with Crumbling - hell yes, give me more. Four Tet's Rounds bases the entire premise of the ... read more


I'll be the first to admit that I have never heard of a genre called Folktronica but if this is the best that this genre has to offer and there is nothing better or close tho this album, then I wouldn't be surprised because it really sounds good and I mean really good. You can hear bits of jazz, lo-fi, a lot of IDM and there is a dream pop vibe in some of the tracks such as My Angel Rocks Back and Forth and there is very minimalistic with First Thing being a prime example of that. Now I will ... read more


One of the most beautiful albums I have ever heard. The samples are so beautifully arranged, the dry nature of the drums gives off an organic but groovy feeling. Its just such a brilliant combination of sounds that I don't think Ive heard done better in this style.


Rating all Four Tet releases: #4

I listened to this for a little bit while doing dishes and I gotta say, that was some great dish washing. More importantly, I enjoyed washing dishes for the first time in a long time. Whether this album did it or I was just in a good mood, I think this music is wonderful. Absolutely, positively, undeniably wonderful music. Paying attention to the little details of this wonderful album just makes this album more engaging, more appealing, and more wonderful. But ... read more


Favorite track: Unspoken
Other favorites: Hands, She Moves She, My Angel Rocks Back & Forth, As Serious as Your Life, Slow Jam
Least favorite track: Chia (or And They All Look Broken Hearted if you don't count interludes)


Very good.

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Track List

  1. Hands
  2. She Moves She
  3. First Thing
  4. My Angel Rocks Back and Forth
  5. Spirit Fingers
  6. Unspoken
  7. Chia
  8. As Serious As Your Life
  9. And They All Look Broken Hearted
  10. Slow Jam

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