Dots and Loops

Stereolab - Dots and Loops
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Based on 6 reviews
1997 Ratings: #22 / 83
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Based on 493 ratings
1997 Ratings: #39
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In fact, the laid-back stylings of Dots and Loops makes it a little difficult to assimilate upon first listen, but after a few repeated plays, its charms unfold as gracefully as any other Stereolab record.


'Dots And Loops' ... is the most coherent, consistent and downright comfortable Stereolab opus to date.


 Dots and Loops trips up its relentless groove with finely textured tracks that seem to float in place and space.

Rolling Stone

Hypnotic repetition is still Stereolab's main mode, but Dots and Loops fleshes out its rhythms with a range of infectious hybridizations.


I'm writing this off the top of my head, so it'll probably sound pretentious as fuck but I just really need to get some thoughts onto paper (...or screen). I'll probably get a bit political as well, so if that's gonna be annoying to you then maybe skip this.

Pop music. Those words have almost become a derogatory term in the online music community's eyes- they've come to associate "pop" to "bad." With the current rinse-and-repeat formula of top 40 pop radio, I kind of see ... read more


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Maybe I'm just kinda a big dum dum head. I've never been a super fan of this shoegaze-y art pop sound. I mean theirs exceptions like Ceres and Calypso but Heaven of Las Vegas, Souvlaki, Homogenic. Eh, it's not for me. I usually just find it kinda slow. And not in a like etheral or relaxing kind of way. Just in the vanilla kinda drony art pop way. Its a good sound in sims does ... read more


This is what would be playing inside a space elevator.


It seems like I am starting to make a trend of sorts where I review albums with a very similar sound, Yoshimi, Long Season, and now Dots and Loops. A trifecta of sorts of more dreamy psych rock with mixes of experimentation it’s sort of funny to review three albums from three of the biggest continents, America, Europe, and Asia. Kinda unique how things manage to work out like that. Anyways, I was recommended to check this album out, so thanks.

So, about Stereolab. They are an English ... read more


How does this only have 480 ratings brah RYM got 11k

Revisited this record few days ago, rly grew on me. Very relaxing and easy on the ears but never simple, 'experimental elevator music' perhaps. Production here is splendid, gives the record a very enchanting feel. I didn't really like the vocals a lot before but it's far from my current opinion. Stereolab always has this very easy and comforting aesthetic but is never uninteresting and I really gravitated towards that aesthetic.

Also, ... read more


My second favorite album of all time. Despite all the harsh music I adore, nothing will ever surpass this albums quaint, lush charm. It takes touches from krautrock, jazz and fuses them with its core sound of downtempo pop music, as it plays a balancing act between their former noise pop’s jagged fun, and their top notch soft, gorgeously arranged lounge pop. It will have you in a trance throughout, as it’s hypnotic bliss plays on throughout its krautrock drums, exotica rhythms, and ... read more

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Added on: August 27, 2013