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Seventh album from the Brighton multi-instrumentalist and DJ Simon Green featuring guest appearances from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kadhja Bonet, Joji, O’Flynn, Jordan Rakei and Jamila Woods

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Bonobo cranks up the club beats in his latest foray into wistful, cathartic electronica
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  2. 10.0 |   The Observer

    Si Green’s celestial, swooning seventh studio album is a restful ambient dream
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  3. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    The album is so steeped in an optimistic and beautiful atmosphere that it practically reaches through your stereo speakers to, at times, gently caress you as well as leading you by the hand to the dance floor
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  4. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    It is an album to find love again; to reignite creativity; to regain hope; and to find connection
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    A work of subtle evolution, it’s a record that rewards repeated listens, with patience allowing these fresh elements to rise to the surface on an album that underlines Bonobo’s role as one of UK electronic music’s most consistent, and pervasive voices
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  6. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Though there’s no drastic change to the Bonobo blueprint, it’s unlikely that you’ll find a track in which Green doesn’t sound equally masterful and laid-back in his craft, delivering his most soulful and slick efforts to date
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Simon Green’s seventh album under this moniker is his most engaging in a decade: soothing, energetic and just right for the current moment
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A richly downcast experience, his deft arrangements recalling the powerful, orchestrated cloudbursts of Curtis Mayfield's solo debut. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   The Music

    'Fragments' is boldly expansive, yes, but is it classic?
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A rich and cathartic release from a musician at the very top of his game
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  11. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    A reflection of its creator’s state of mind, Fragments is the perfect soundtrack to re-entry into normalcy after an extended stressful period
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  12. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Despite him opening the door into a new year filled with many questions, Green continues to take us on a steady ride on Fragments
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The down-tempo warmth, tasteful orchestrations and immaculate production are still a winning combination. Print edition only

  14. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    On Fragments, Green serves up a minimalist tonic for an otherwise bustling world. What is expected of him certainly, however its pleasant and straightforward sound sees the album fit nicely into his back catalogue of kooky dance-pop
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  15. 7.0 |   All Music

    As impressive as Fragments' dance tracks are, two of the downtempo tunes are easily the most memorable ones on the album
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  16. 6.0 |   DIY

    When you want something with more heft, it’s a record that’s lacking
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  17. 5.4 |   Pitchfork

    As he evolves to match modern conceptions of chillout music, downtempo producer Simon Green lands on a sound that’s pleasant, current, and unoriginal
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  18. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    Bonobo’s Fragments represents a rare step back from one of the 21st century’s leading electronic luminaries. It doesn’t bring enough new ideas
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  19. 5.0 |   musicOMH

    Fragments does not outstay its welcome, but only because it isn’t distinctive enough to be consciously welcomed in the first place. Recommended for owners of trendy cafes and companies in need of hold music
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