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Obey

Second full-length experimental collaboration between Berlin-based ambient vocalist Annika Henderson and producers Hugo Quezada and Martin Thulin in Mexico City

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Sacred Bones
UK Release date
28/09/2018
US Release date
28/09/2018
  1. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Stylistically eclectic, or maybe even chaotic, Obey is a sublime release, its melancholic moments offered grace and any ounce of frenzy more subtle than overt
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘Obey’ is one of those rare cases of a sequel that’s better than the original
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    At once more deliberate and more liberated than their debut, with Obey Exploded View challenge their listeners to be as free as as their music sounds
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    On Obey, experimental post-punk act Exploded View retreat from their raw and primitive quality in order to expand their scope
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  5. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    If Obey contains a fatal flaw, it's that it can't quite balance these old hallmarks with its new flourishes in a way that feels totally coherent
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  6. 6.5 |   The 405

    Now a three-piece, Exploded View have forgone the "first take is the best take" approach and refined their technique. On Obey, they've embraced things like overdubs and multi-instrumentalism to mostly thrilling results
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  7. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Clocking in at a nifty 38 minutes, Obey is a solid release, though it trails off near the end with tracks that are clearly less inspired than the others
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  8. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Exploded View fail to entirely shine on Obey
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