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A.G. Cook

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Second full-length album of 2020 from the London electronic producer with contributions from Hannah Diamond and Caroline Polachek

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
PC Music
UK Release date
18/09/2020
US Release date
18/09/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    If you've been vibing on Hannah Diamond's Cook-produced debut Reflections recently and were somewhat baffled by 7G, look no further than Apple, a bold and exciting album that boasts focus as well
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    If last month’s encyclopaedic collection 7G was a “gateway into the Mad Hatter’s mind”, then Apple is the pruned fruits of PC Music founder A. G. Cook’s labour
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  3. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    This is a great gateway into the stuff that he has been working on over the last decade and hopefully a precursor of what he has to come; thoughtful and interesting music that manages to remain as sincere and earnest as anything you will hear on mainstream pop radio
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Abrasive techno and acoustic guitars collide on AG Cook’s second album in a month
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    Almost impossible to truly summarise
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  6. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    One month after releasing 7G, the PC Music founder refines his synthesis of futurist pop and experimental electronic music, flirting with cerebral schmaltz and information overload
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  7. 7.0 |   music OMH

    With Apple A. G. Cook shows plenty of potential, but ultimately more consistency is needed with his songwriting if he is to really make his mark
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  8. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Abrasive and jarring, yet bizarrely compelling
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  9. 6.0 |   DIY

    Perhaps on his third debut, he should keep some of the boundary-breaking pop sensibilities we know he has for himself?
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  10. 4.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    What is the polar opposite of a cheap thrill? Turns out it’s a £10 A. G. Cook album on Bandcamp. 2020 has been a cruel year indeed
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