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Matthew Dear


Album number five by American experimental electro-pop artist, producer and DJ featuring Tegan and Sara

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Bunny is as varied, strange and untethered as you might expect with moments of singular genius that can only come from a committed tinkerer like Matthew Dear
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    A brace of new collaborations with Canadian duo Tegan And Sara, whose pop sparkle illuminates Bad Ones' nocturnal tech-house, reveal yet another facet to Dear's ever-changing modes. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There are times on Bunny when Dear doesn't stray far from the hypnotic, hedonistic mood that underpins his dancefloor moniker, Audion. ... But Bunny really shows its teeth on Can You Rush Them. A smouldering, malevolent breakbeat stomp, its exhortation to "take back the streets" hints at America's political turmoil. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The depth and breadth of Matthew Dear's 'Bunny' makes it his best album ever
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Despite all his influences and interactions, Dear remains himself, a creative, pop-sensible musician that spins an assortment of circus criteria. Even though we'll never know how many, Dear has touched (and shifted) a lot of people. Now, with Bunny, he's fully incorporated, living the dream
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  6. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    Bunny, as a whole, marks a great return for Dear
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  7. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Though he recruits Tegan and Sara and a member of Protomartyr here, the producer’s voice emerges as the real star of these darkly funny, magnetic songs
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Matthew Dear has made better records than Bunny, but it’s still excellent
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  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Dear mixes darkwave, narcotized disco and honest-to-god pop
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    'Bunny' in its entirety is quintessentially disparate, a fleeting repertoire of the avant, and a keeper of both the nostalgic and the progressive
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  11. 7.0 |   All Music

    Bunny seems more like an album to mentally pick apart than dance to, yet it's not hard to lose one's self in the rush of Dear's inventive rhythms
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  12. 7.0 |   music OMH

    It sags in places, but this isn’t such a crime when the album also contains highlights like Electricity, Horses, Modafinil Blues and Bunny’s Dream, which are highly recommended for any electronic music fan
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Genres glom together in unlikely combinations, split and mutate via myriad effects, yet this set is pop to its core, nodding to everyone from Bowie, Byrne and Carl Craig to Arthur Russel and Wire on its way to off-centre intrigue. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Suffice to say, this album that has its ups and downs, but it's mostly middles
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s an engaging listen, as a variety of grooves frame Dear’s slightly treated, almost narrated, sometimes agitated vocals
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  16. 5.5 |   The 405

    The Matthew Dear of Bunny is more or less Matthew Dear of before, but he’s nowhere near as interesting
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  17. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    He sounds like he’s having fun, I guess
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