Whilst there’s undoubtedly a market for such albums out there, this does little that hasn’t been done before (and better) by numerous other artists and it's a hard thing when the most persuasive defence an album can offer is its brevity. 4
Not an easy piece of work, then, easy is not something to which Nine Inch Nails fans are typically inclined. Roll on EP 3. 8
Forget the names of the guests and simply kick back in the sun-kissed glory of the music – you’ll not regret it. 10
Tricky has rarely let his listeners down over the years, but whilst the hyperbole has been in full-flow in reference to this album, what is unarguable is that ‘ununiform’ is Tricky’s most compelling work in some time. 9
If you thought ‘reaching for the light’ was spectacular, this will cause you to rethink that particular superlative as the band have taken their song-writing and performance up another notch with ‘Exile and grace’. 9
Whilst the most fervent Filth-haters are unlikely to find themselves converted, ‘Cryptoriana’ is simply a great metal album, nothing more, nothing less, and it deserves to be lauded accordingly. 9
Confirmation of Gentle Giant’s genius and also of Steven Wilson’s utter mastery as a producer, ‘three piece suite’ is a remarkable treat. 8 – single CD 10 – Deluxe edition.
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