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Jon Hopkins


Fourth solo album from the London-based electronica producer and recent King Creosote collaborator

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  1. 10.0 |   musicOMH

    This is an intelligent and deeply human album and it would be no exaggeration to say that it’s already a modern classic
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  2. 9.5 |   The Quietus

    You'll be blessed if you hear a better album of electronic music this year
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  3. 9.0 |   The 405

    Even in its maximalist moments, there is the fragile beauty and tenderness he has become known for
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  4. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Perfectly paced, intelligent and ultimately just incredibly beautiful
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  5. 8.9 |   Bowlegs

    Whatever your electronic persuasion, it’s a very strong record, complex but accessible
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  6. 8.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    Hopkins’ roadmap is splendidly plotted, taking the right amount of time to deliver you to your destination and showing you the detours you didn’t even know you wanted to see
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  7. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    It all adds up to a remarkably visceral, sensual, confident electronic record that stays absorbing from beginning to end, and should finally catapult Hopkins to stardom in his own story
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  8. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This summer – if we ever get one – deserves to be soundtracked by this, one of the most enjoyable, well-crafted albums of the year
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  9. 8.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The sound of adventure itself, frozen within a still frame
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    One of the year's most intriguing electronic recordings
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  11. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Immunity is an album which puts a well-placed confidence in rewarding the patience of the listener
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  12. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Hopkins is working on large-scale art but also in miniature, focusing our ears in on small details while stretching everything out to an impressive degree
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  13. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Succeeds in marrying both sides of his varied palette
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  14. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Aims to reflect the euphoric curve of long nights partying. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Quiet man of electronica makes biggest sonic splash yet. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Hopkins's beats shuffle and trip but there is a great clarity of focus throughout, and a delicate beauty
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  17. 8.0 |   DIY

    He may have worked with some incredible producers and artists in the past but this individual piece of work is something he can be very much proud of
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  18. 8.0 |   Time Out

    It’s complicated without being off-putting; euphoric but not tacky; and human at the same time as being mechanical. Frankly, it’s an amazing achievement
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  19. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Like the majority of media consumers who prefer to stay engaged with their tech, Immunity attests that technology can be a tool for a new era of collective human existence
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  20. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Hopkins has come into his own: there are a few squawks and glitches that suggest that he’s aware of his 2013 peers, but Immunity nonetheless feels like a timeless document
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  21. 8.0 |   NME

    Immunity is expertly paced, and as good for coming down as it is for coming up. Print edition only

  22. 8.0 |   Q

    There's a substance and sense of space in these meditative moments that makes for a satisfying, deep listening experience. Print edition only

  23. 7.0 |   Clash

    ‘Immunity’ might be the most dance-focused album Hopkins has ever produced. It bursts with techno beats that jump wildly from deep and dark to bright and euphoric
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  24. 7.0 |   All Music

    Even if it doesn't always demand listeners' attention, Immunity is never less than thoughtfully crafted
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  25. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The thinking person’s Gui Boratto, a more moderate Four Tet
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  26. 6.0 |   Blurt

    I like Immunity best in its quietest moments, in the creaking, scratching interstices of its title track (which may, in fairness, be because of the shreds of King Creosote’s singing woven into the music), and in the wistful chord-shifts of “Abandon Window”
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