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Just not feeling it
on 24 August 2017
Before starting this review I just want to say two things. First I actually really like Royksopp. I think music is a very personal thing (so please don't hate me too much!)
Now thats out of the way, I think this album is ok at best. Its probably Roksopp’s closest album to their roots in Melody AM, but its different enough in some intangible way that I don't like it. That certainly isn't to say that its all bad, in fact its not a bad album and there are a couple of standout tracks which are excellent, but it just feels like a lot of this album is just filler. Its all very warm, its all very easy to listen to, but it feels as if there is no edge to it at all, or any uniqueness. Im not even 100% sure what it is about it, particularly my love of their other work… but there is something.
So in summary, if you want to complete your Royksopp collection and are on a quest to acquire everything they have done, buy this album but temper your expectations. If on the other hand your a bit more selective in your acquisitions this is one you can probably miss.