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Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie

Love What Survives

Third album of post-dubstep from London-based electronic duo Dominic Maker and Kai Campos

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Listen to this record on loop, because when the opener kicks in again, and picks out abrupt, industrial rhythms from that same synthy gloom, you’ll see the logic in Mount Kimbie’s gentle chaos
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  2. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Define artistic success as you will, but it’s beyond question that Mount Kimbie have here translated, and therefore transmitted, an entire state of being
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  3. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    Mount Kimbie harness their command of detail—plus star turns from King Krule and James Blake—on a rhythm-driven album that feels less like electronic music and more like the work of a full band
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  4. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    A wild pulse-pounding journey
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    The bar may have been set lower this time, but there’s no question that Love What Survives reinstates Mount Kimbie’s reputation as credible musical innovators
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  6. 8.0 |   Mixmag

    Here, they sound comfortable as a band rather than an electronic duo
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Their sound is now driven by a tensile energy that sounds like they've been mainlining the early Factory catalogue. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Raw yet warm, Love What Survives has a distinctively comforting setting. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   DIY

    More of a slow burner – not so instantly gratifying as previous works – but the atmosphere of these tracks really gets beneath you. It’s their most affecting work to date by some stretch
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  10. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The band’s instrumentals radiate wit and warmth, like mid-80s New Order sloshing around in a sun-kissed sea
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  11. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    Love What Survives won't make Mount Kimbie household names, but it finds them in a new creative space that suits them
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  12. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The sound of a band properly feeling around inside their own melodies
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  13. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    With ‘Love What Survives’, they’re moving forward once again with a floating mix of motorik beats, woozy pop and some solid vocal collaborations
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  14. 8.0 |   Clash

    A record full of raw honesty, both musically and artistically, and is worth your undivided attention
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The abiding impression is of two talented producers using the studio as their playground and having a great deal of fun doing it
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  16. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A close examination of how rhythm can define and alter our perceptions of electronic music
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  17. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Mount Kimbie’s Love What Survives is more tastefully curated playlist than album
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  18. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Mount Kimbie continue to broaden their scope and push the bounds of we can expect from them as a band
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  19. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Categorisable, but mostly excellent. Print edition only

  20. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Love What Survives is a grower for sure
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  21. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    After a few listens it shines as a cohesive collection from some of London’s most exciting artists
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  22. 6.5 |   The 405

    Let’s hope Mount Kimbie strike a better balance between showing off themselves and their friends next time around
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  23. 6.0 |   The Music

    Mount Kimbie's new path seems to have taken them further away from the idiosyncrasies and quirkiness that made them stand out in the first place
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  24. 2.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    May be the dullest record to emerge in 2017
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