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Fibs

Anna Meredith

Fibs

Second full length release from the London-based composer and electronic musician who is a former composer-in-residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Moshi Moshi
UK Release date
01/11/2019
US Release date
01/11/2019
  1. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Meredith brings together her vast skills and perspective, casting off the old Midi-patches of her debut to widen her soundscape, retooled for a seismic sonic spacewalk
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  2. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    This album is a full-band affair, a shift into a multi-player environment with which Meredith is, needless to say, au fait, but which is nevertheless novel for her solo output
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  3. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A utopia’s utopia that seems to morph a little more with each revolution
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    Joyous stuff
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    FIBS takes listeners for a ride, so to speak, along the meticulously plotted rhythms of its very physical, narrative-free presentation, one that, in Meredith's hands, is both stimulating and engaging
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    FIBS is a wild, breathtaking ride full of stunning musical dexterity. And that's no lie
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A maximal and intricate album that blurs boundaries between the organic and electronic
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  8. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Far from feeling like a jumbled assortment of styles, FIBS feels more like a sprawling spectrum that hits a spot somewhere between the irresistible and the intriguing
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The brilliantly unpredictable composer is back making rollercoastering solo albums full of irreverent experiments and serious innovation
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  10. 8.0 |   music OMH

    FIBS is an album that shows Anna Meredith is excelling at what she does best – creating forward-thinking, engaging music that isn’t replicated elsewhere
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  11. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A freewheeling, freethinking treat for the senses which reveals a musician at the height of her powers
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  12. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    FIBS revels in toying with expectations and uncovers more wonders with every listen
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  13. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    On her second album proper, the Scottish producer/composer/singer-songwriter dials up her rock band’s dynamic power, creating a nervy, chaotically controlled embodiment of contemporary uncertainty
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  14. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    FIBS is extremely textured, and is a pleasure to listen to because of how playful and unpredictable it can be
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  15. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Like its predecessor, FIBS is a stubbornly uncategorisable hybrid of styles, tempos and angles on the traditional "song." Print edition only

  16. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Finds the singer-songwriter continuing to defy genre and break the rules.
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  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Meredith's precision helps control the fun, but this is another buoyant invention from her musical lab. Print edition only

  18. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Her shape-shifting genre-defiance constantly surprises and intrigues, but it’s good to get back down to Earth afterwards
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  19. 4.0 |   The Observer

    It’s heartening that Meredith has such ambition, but she can do better than this
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