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The Road Part 1


The Road Part 1

Fifth studio album of trip-hop / electronica from the influential London producer James Lavelle

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  1. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The Road, Pt 1 thrives in its quiet, contemplative moments, which break new ground for Unkle
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The star power is there, the record beckons to be listened to on repeat, and there's definitely an anticipation of what is to come on The Road: Part II
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A stark affair. But Lavelle manages to weave some light through it
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Lavelle, as UNKLE, is at the top of his game; The Road, Part 1 is an excellent display of his talent
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  5. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    There’s a passionate, earnest vibe that spills out to fill any cracks in quality, a window into Lavelle’s soul that somehow opens wider whenever someone else takes the microphone
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  6. 7.0 |   All Music

    An ethereal, magnetic, and alluring piece of work, The Road, Pt. 1 is a robust album with ebb and flow. Here's looking forward to Pt. 2
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The gentler Stole Enough, Sick Lullaby and sublime Farewell, with their ghostly piano notes and dreamlike moods of contemplation – suggest that Lavelle’s road is heading the right way
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  8. 6.0 |   The Music

    There is career-best sombreness (Farewell and Lanegan-led Looking For The Rain) yet scant expansion
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    In cinematic terms, not a bomb. But not a blockbuster, either. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Still has plenty to offer. Print edition only

  11. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Really does sound like a part 1, a somewhat confused album that is more a missing piece in a grander puzzle than a complete whole unto itself
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  12. 4.6 |   Earbuddy

    Lavelle has put together an eclectic mix, but it never really gels together. Instead, the highlights make the bad songs sound even worse
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