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Everything Is Recorded

Everything Is Recorded By Richard Russell

Everything Is Recorded

Debut album from the head of XL Recordings featuring collaborations with Kamasi Washington, Peter Gabriel, Green Gartside, Sampha and more

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  1. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Perhaps the first truly fantastic record of the year
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A moving, beautiful album that offers community as a cure for loneliness. Even if at times he's somewhat overshadowed by his collaborators, Russell manages to have his voice shine through
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    Diverse talents are woven together with ease by a man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of how music can affect us. The end result is something truly special
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    A masterclass in the art of collaboration. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    That this is a subtle and seamless love note to music, rather than a case of too many cooks speaks volumes for the man at the helm
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s a rich mix that suggests Russell has been wasted in the boardroom all these years
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  7. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    The slower that Russell moves, the better for allowing the disparate components of Everything Is Recorded to settle into something exquisite, as on the gorgeous “Bloodshot Red Eyes,” an R&B ballad adrift in outer space
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A record steeped in positivity
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Has its sublime moments, but despite a pervasive post-tricky hip-hop nocturnalism and some loopy-interlude glue sprinkled through, it's just too disparate to cohere into a compelling whole. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    As head of XL, Richard Russell shaped UK music for three decades. His own debut release finds its voice in many singers
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