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Monsters Exist


Monsters Exist

Ninth studio album from English electronic duo Phil and Paul Hartnoll, their first since their second reformation in 2017

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  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The cumulative effect is upbeat jubilation. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A timely reminder that even relatively mainstream techno and rave culture was once idealistic and almost happy-ish
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    With just nine tracks, Orbital once again prove that their chosen genre of music need not be so devoid of emotion or variety, and why they, despite the time off, continue to remain at the top of a heap heavily populated with copycats
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  4. 7.0 |   All Music

    It continues their tradition of making forward-thinking albums which reflect the present but glance excitedly, cautiously, and fearlessly into the future
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  5. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    There are glimmers of their crowd-pleasing, mind-expanding rave heyday, but too often the material lacks a sense of purpose
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  6. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Their ninth LP simply feels like a rush job
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  7. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album thrives when Orbital strikes a balance between, rather than juxtaposes, disparate tempos and textures
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    A return to form. Print edition only

  9. 4.0 |   Mojo

    Feels like a stadium rave washing machine, stuck on infinite cycle. Print edition only

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