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Anxiety

Autre Ne Veut

Anxiety

Second collection of leftfield R&B and electronica from Brooklyn-based singer and producer Arthur Ashin

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Software
UK Release date
25/02/2013
US Release date
26/02/2013
  1. 9.0 |   Pop Matters

    The veritable smorgasbord that forms this album is made up of a great many influences, but when all of them are put together, the result is a musical statement that’s innovative on every imaginable level
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  2. 8.9 |   Bowlegs

    Simply put, Autre Ne Veut’s sophomore is a pop masterpiece
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  3. 8.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    This is what pop as art looks like
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  4. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    There’s no way out but to flee and to stray and to come back wanting not the same old damage but a new mistake exactly like the last
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  5. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    His glass-shattering falsetto runs and chesty bleats transform Anxiety from a great pop record into something powerfully therapeutic
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  6. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    An album littered with opuses
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  7. 8.0 |   The 405

    An exponentially rewarding experience with each replay
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Moving toward more mainstream sounds makes this album some of Autre Ne Veut's most distinct and confident music yet
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  9. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Inspired by modernism and Usher alike, Ashin raises the bar. He relinquishes his inhibitions on Anxiety, an R&B diamond in the dense, desultory rough
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Fans of pop that soars to the skies and beyond will have a whale of time with this
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  11. 7.0 |   DIY

    An album of climaxes and cathartic streams of consciousness, but an album listenable from start to finish
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  12. 7.0 |   music OMH

    While Ashin is clearly a major talent, he just needs to dial it down from time to time if he’s to deliver a wholly satisfying record
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  13. 7.0 |   Spin

    He's going through it like everyone else, but the very personal Anxiety is remarkably messy, dramatic, poignant, and at times, beautiful
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  14. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    One to bump heads over, instead of uglies to, ‘Anxiety’s a real Rorschach test of an LP
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  15. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    His angle on R’n’B (and a healthy dose of 80s synthpop) is distinctive, and emotional to the point of excess, even purposeful embarrassment
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  16. 7.0 |   NME

    One of the sexiest and most luxurious albums of the year so far
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  17. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Anxiety's blend of heaviness and gloss is unexpectedly affecting. Print edition only

  18. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Although this is at times a frustratingly inconsistent demonstration of his talents, Autre Ne Veut is still one of the more accomplished acts to have emerged from the bedroom R’n'B/future pop/whatever niche
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  19. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    What makes Anxiety so endearing is that it's the candid expression of an artist with nothing left to hide, and something real to share
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  20. 6.0 |   Blurt

    Captures the style, but not the substance of 1970s icons like Curtis Mayfield and Prince, executing baroque runs and flourishes in flawless whistle range
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