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Electric Lines

Joe Goddard

Electric Lines

Second solo album of electronic indie pop from the Hot Chip member

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Domino Records
UK Release date
21/04/2017
US Release date
21/04/2017
  1. 8.0 |   The Music

    A fabulously well-crafted listen
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Like the best of the genre, it’s an album which sounds equally effective whether it be filling a dance floor or providing background for cleaning the house
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  3. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    After only one listen through, we are fleeing to Goddard's dancefloor
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  4. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Despite a little sagging in the middle third, Electric Lines is a fine club-friendly album to spend the summer with
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  5. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    A collection of charming odes to the history of dance music
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  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Goddard’s ear for the dancefloor switches from playful rave ups to stylishly slides techno, deep house and ’90s throwbacks
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  7. 7.0 |   AU Review

    Overall, Electric Lines is super refreshing, and captures the present day we all live in together, being consciously addicted to technology and Google
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  8. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    His array of past triumphs should leave us expecting a little more
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  9. 6.4 |   Paste Magazine

    What we get are atomized considerations — hot takes — on decades of dance music from one of its progeny
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  10. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Joe Goddard shoots for something eclectic and exciting, but settles for something sporadically enjoyable at best
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  11. 6.0 |   State

    Electric Lines is a good album but not a great one, a show-off of Goddard’s enviable talents and knowledge that doesn’t quite achieve its goals but gets pretty close
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  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Home is a winner, Goddard and vocalist Daniel Wilson using the latter’s lovely vocals and some beautifully structured samples to create a moment of verve and gentle euphoria

  13. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Hot Chip are one of the great singles bands of the last decade, which is a nice way of saying that their albums are full of pointless filler; so it continues to prove with their singer-keyboardist Joe Goddard’s solo LP
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  14. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    This preoccupation with the connections between different genres which robs Electric Lines of a galvanising, driving force
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  15. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    There’s no doubt that Electric Lines will be the basis for some excellent live sets. But as an album, most of these songs offer too little innovation, too little variation, and too little life
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