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Age Of

Oneohtrix Point Never

Age Of

Album number nine from the Massachusetts-born experimental electronica producer Daniel Lopatin featuring James Blake, who produced and mixed the album, ANOHNI, Prurient, Kelsey Lu and Eli Keszler

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Age Of is Daniel Lopatin's most ambitious album yet as Oneohtrix Point Never
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  2. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It's a vastly ambitious vision, inhuman in the most intriguing way, zooming from micro detail to galactic scope
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  3. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    He finds a relatively new way with Age Of, his first album to prominently feature vocals on half its songs—some of them even approaching a genuine, if jagged form of pop
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  4. 9.0 |   Crack

    As an album, Age Of is another lesson in machine empathy from 0PN
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  5. 9.0 |   The 405

    Age Of’s incredible blending of analogue and digital, completely original use of instrumentation and omnipresent jarring-yet-thrilling aural ejections are certainly still a jaw-dropping mindfuck without knowing anything about Oneohtrix Point Never's imagined backstory
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  6. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Moments of serene beauty and abject horror make this Daniel Lopatin's most unsettling album
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The more time you spend with Age Of, the more Lopatin’s instrumentations reveal depth
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  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Yet again Lopatin has proved himself a master of thought-provoking contemporary electronic music
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  9. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    An excellent and frequently rewarding album
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  10. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    Age Of is the sound of an internet addict sifting through the digital ruins, part of a culture jamming legacy for future generations, should they exist
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  11. 8.0 |   The Music

    Overall this might be the most accomplished work of a true visionary
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    By the end, Lopatin has captured the uneasy calm of a mind unhinged by information overload. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Age Of is both a sonic treat, and potentially a precursor to how the future of pop music may sound
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  14. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A chaotically beautiful work of maximalism and melancholy
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  15. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    Age Of’s mystique is so alluring because of Lopatin’s ability to create worlds within albums that it’s easy to overlook any flaws
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  16. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The tenth album from Daniel Lopatin is his most collaborative and accessible solo project to date, yet still full of unexpected chaos and songs that can suddenly dissolve and disarm
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  17. 7.6 |   Gig Soup

    At times the sounds are too uncomfortable to digest but perseverance brings joyous, if brief, relief. All is in order then
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  18. 7.5 |   The Quietus

    His most human record to date
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  19. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Age Of finally removes the human perspective from Oneohtrix Point Never
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  20. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A cult figure among the YouTube generation, Lopatin’s erratic style – from pulsing electronica to new age serenity within moments, sometimes simultaneously – imitates the velocity and vulgarity of a 30-minute Vine compilation. Repeated listens of his latest offering ‘Age Of’ has a similarly numbing effect
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  21. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Reflects the odd, toxic, backward-looking culture we've created online back at us, encapsulating both the fleeting serenity and unrelenting terror contained within
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  22. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Amidst all of this collaborative energy, Age Of has emerged as one of Lopatin's most subversive and inhuman efforts to date—a fact that is equal parts admirable and perplexing
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  23. 6.0 |   music OMH

    At various other points Age Of is baffling, creating more heat than light with its noisy textures and creating the impression that Lopatin is stalling as an artist.
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  24. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Frequently overwhelming yet unconventionally comforting, there's a bebop-style envelope-pushing at work. Print edition only

  25. 6.0 |   Uncut

    There's an inherent creepiness in his frequently audacious work that makes it hard to connect with on an emotional level. Print edition only

  26. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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