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Concrete And Glass

Nicolas Godin

Concrete And Glass

Second solo album from one half of AIR features guest appearances from Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Kadhja Bonet and Cola Boyy

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
Because Music
UK Release date
24/01/2020
US Release date
24/01/2020
  1. 8.0 |   Q

    The result is as dreamy and captivating as anything Nicolas Godin has ever done. Print edition only

  2. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Soft keyboard lines wow and flutter tastefully. Print edition only

  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    Though the closest Godin comes to the excitement of Contrepoint is the jazzy, suite-like finale "Cité Radieuse," Concrete and Glass is still a fine example of his distinctively smooth style
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  4. 7.0 |   The Music

    A carousel of guest vocalists keep things mostly floating in pop music bubbles, until the album shifts to an industrialised timbre
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  5. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Concrete And Glass is a fine piece of architecture, typically classy and emotive while providing some very necessary warmth and light for the January darkness
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  6. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    The French musician’s solo album is full of blissed-out vocoder ballads that would have slotted effortlessly onto his duo Air’s Moon Safari
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  7. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Concrete and Glass might be all black-rimmed spectacles and immaculate blueprints, but, amongst its clean lines and crisp arrangements, it just about retains enough of slow-burning warmth to be as instantly recognisable as Godin, even if it isn’t his grandest design
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    More recognisably Air-like despite half its tracks being merely serviceable collaborations. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The former Air member’s second solo album is a paean to various architects the veers between elegant and insipid
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