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From what I'm reading it looks like a solid 9 to me. Imagine DIS will give it a 10/10 though. Ditto NME.
Which although flawed is still the work of genius and has some incredible moments.
I think they might rebound from that and give it a solid 8.6 and BNM. They'll probably moan that it isn't 'pushing boundaries'.
9.1 or something.
Drukqs got pretty average reviews at the time (admittedly no surprise to see Q, Mojo and Rolling Stone weren't fans. Rolling Stone reviewing it sounds hilarious actually).
I recall few if any reviews more than 6/10 for Drukqs when it came out; fan reception wasn't much higher either.
I guess it was too much of 'more of the same' for them.
I'm expecting Syro to get a similar critical reception to Tomorrow's Harvest i.e. A great album, miles ahead of it's peers still but not as exceptional as vintage BoC/AT.
I'm more of a BoC fan though I'll check Syro only in due course.
Not a problem as I'm a big AFX fan but I don't think his music has aged very well for all.
I still think it's a hard 9/10 across the board from the critics.
NME and DiS will give it 9
The Quietus will probably give it a 10.
I know they've been fairly hard recently on bands generally treading water, but they've been fairly lenient on Established Acts doing the same.
wanting to say the right thing and wishful thinking. Expect a 10.
nme don't really bother with electronic music at all these days as far as i can tell. they'll give it an 8 i guess
pitchfork always mark up come back albums and aphex twin is pretty canonical for what they want to create, maybe even more so than my bloody valentine and i expect the aphex twin album will be even better than that. i guess 9.5 from them
guardian album of the year probably