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Dec 15, 2018
80
The sparsity of the music - surprisingly - works hugely in its favour. The subtle hooks and flourishes quickly lodge themselves in your head and make you want to bob your head lazily. Absolutely perfect for working to, cooking to, doing anything to!

This was my most listened to album of the year precisely because it was so damn easy to listen to over and over again.
Dec 15, 2018
79
Like most people, I found it hard not to be disappointed at the lack of classic Arctic Monkeys feel on show here. In the 5 years since AM, I dived hard into their discography a few times and began to settle on Humbug and their harder edged sound as my favourite - particularly barnstormers like Pretty Visitors and Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair (where, notably, Matt Helders' smashes the living daylights out of his drum kit). Of course, this album is almost the polar opposite - ... read more
Dec 15, 2018
50
Not to my tastes, and can't help but feel like I'm missing something. If anyone has any musical background research I can do to get it, feel free to suggest (context is everything). For reference, I quite enjoyed Solange's A Seat at the Table, an R&B record that surprised me.

The music feels fairly radio friendly to me. The only song I could vaguely get behind was Make Me Feel, but it didn't feel very slick. As an aside - being a computer scientist, I find the computing metaphors contrived ... read more
Dec 15, 2018
81
This was the most fun I had listening to music this year. If only there were more acts that can make great beats while keeping their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks. I don't think a song has ever made me feel like a young party girl before, but C.O.O.L Party somehow made it appealing and has me singing along every time.

It does drop off towards the end, but the record is short and punchy enough that it is mostly unscathed by this.

Favourites: C.O.O.L Party, Boyfriend, Out The Window
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