As someone who found Jon Hopkins's previous album very pleasant but a little too sweet, this is far more up my street. There is far more confidence on display here, heavier deeper beats, plus most importantly far stronger melodic content. From the pounding orbital-esque hooks of Symmetry to the straight-up euphoria of 100, or the incredible multi-layered use of imogen heap's voice in Second Sense, this whole album is a journey from start to finish, covering many styles, yet making it sound effortless and flowing at the same time. And the quieter moments - the still, achingly beautiful piano of Searchlight, and the simply heart-stopping final choral track Luna Moth - are not upstaged by the more upfront, upbeat numbers. For best results listen to the entire thing on headphones.
Best, most diverse, most sublime melodic electronica album of all time.