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Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

Album number ten from the Massachusetts-born experimental electronica producer working with The Weeknd who was also executive producer

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    By tuning in to his past, Lopatin shares something special with his audience. Equally challenging and comforting, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never just might be the album that moves listeners who appreciated, but didn't fully embrace, his previous music
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's a beautifully eclectic one. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    It isn’t too much of a reach to say that listening to this album helps to process and make sense of these times and, especially, of the state of play of pop-adjacent electronic music. Since it’s archived already, you won’t have to wait for a repeat broadcast
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  4. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    At its core, it’s Lopatin distorting the mechanisms of listening to and researching sound, in order to facilitate retroactive analysis
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Ultimately feels more abstract than 2018’s dystopian Age Of and last year’s breath-taking score for Uncut Gems, yet it sacrifices none of the unorthodox qualities that have always made him stand out
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  6. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    Comprises some truly enchanting touches that could only have come from him, and often they appear when working around a vocalist
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  7. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Daniel Lopatin’s latest doesn't swerve in a new direction but instead serves as an overlook for his career, highlighting his skill at splicing the old and the new in continually fascinating ways
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  8. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    There’s a powerful cohesion to the collection that makes it feel greater than the sum of its parts, with several standout fusions of singing and instrumentation/production as only Lopatin could yield
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  9. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Lopatin's pop sensibilities are already weird enough. MOPN would have landed much better if it abandoned the balancing act between the past and the present in exchange for wholehearted embrace of Lopatin's current realities
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