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Plastic Anniversary


Plastic Anniversary

Latest release from the Baltimore-based experimental duo consists entirely of sounds made by various plastic objects

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  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Yet another masterwork by a duo that have been on the top of their game for longer than some producers have been alive, and long may their reign over sample-driven electronica continue
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  2. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    An album of celebration and lament
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  3. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Unfamiliar, strange, unsettling, and wonderful
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  4. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Plastic Anniversary, like many of Matmos' best releases, almost feels like an audio essay of sorts. It has a point to make, and it makes it well, and sounds consistently intriguing and oddly catchy throughout
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Matmos make a perfectly indestructible album from pure indestructible chaos
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    A triumphant paean to the new flesh, the sound of the earth becoming artificial
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Showcases how it is possible for an artist to find inspiration even in the most mundane. And from those everyday, ordinary (and some not so ordinary) sources, they can elevate their artistic intentions to a higher level
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Flexible, addictive and, ultimately, deeply disturbing. Print edition only

  9. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The concept of the latest Matmos album is undergirded by the compositional integrity, the quality of the sound, and the sickeningly beautiful idea of it all
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  10. 7.2 |   Resident Advisor

    Extraordinarily clever, something to be marveled at more than moved by
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    You’ll likely come out of Plastic Anniversary astonished by the couple’s skill and audacity in chopping up these sounds but wanting of that marriage of musical and thematic heft that makes Matmos so exciting
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  12. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It hard not to be engaged by the restless, cerebral daftness - footnotes notwithstanding. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The premise may sound gimmicky and cerebral but the results are mostly playful, poppy and accessible. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An impressive experiment with intriguing results; it's not, however, an album you'll likely find yourself revisiting time and time again
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