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Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus

Cosmogramma

Second album of experimental hip hop, jazzy electronica and trip hop collages from LA-based producer and musician FlyLo

ADM rating[?]

8.3

Label
Warp
UK Release date
03/05/2010
  1. 10.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Flying Lotus, gave us a glimpse with his 2008 breakthrough album, Los Angeles; Cosmogramma is the uncompressed, jaw-dropping picture
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  2. 10.0 |   The Times

    These incredible next-level productions instantly render Timbaland and his ilk irrelevant. It’s the in-sound from way, way out.
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  3. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Time will tell if "Cosmogramma" is the most definitive moment of his career, but at this point it seems the realm of electronic music is open for Flying Lotus to be the next big visionary of his genre
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  4. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    Reaches into the past in order to create something clearly of the future – a hybridized work that challenges others to follow its dazzling blueprint
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  5. 9.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    This album is a hazy, dreamy, well oiled machine; perfectly crafted and, I suspect, will be a gateway album to many more of its kind for more than a few people
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  6. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Cosmogramma is the sound of Afro-cosmic jazz technologically proliferating in a thousand new directions at once
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  7. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Flying Lotus is poised to be not only a name to watch in the next decade, but a guiding light and bridge to the next big things
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  8. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Every track an unpredictable collage of solid beats and transitory textures, to say nothing of the remarkable distance covered over the course of the record
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  9. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A triumph of the head and the heart, and there’s more than enough to keep the feet moving too
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  10. 9.0 |   All Music

    Cosmogramma is an instrumental genre-jumping journey for head-bopping intellectuals
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  11. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    FlyLo is working at the height of his creative powers right now, and the scary thing is it's reasonable to think he could get better
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  12. 8.5 |   Prefix

    Even though the steady presence of featured performances helps beautify Cosmogramma, this is essentially Ellison’s crowning achievement
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  13. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Vocals are a rare extravagance but when they do appear they’re worth it. Thom Yorke guests on ... And The World Laughs With You, which is immediately recognisable as something in the mode of The Eraser
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  14. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A deep, spiraling crevasse of psychotropic music that is hard to refuse
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  15. 8.0 |   BBC

    He understands that it's about the voice as much as the beats
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  16. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Even if this space opera doesn’t quite make it all the way to the stars, we still get to visit some pretty extraordinary places before the phat lady sings
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  17. 8.0 |   Blurt

    It is nothing short of incredible to hear this immensely talented figure in the brave, new world of West Coast hip-hop embrace his legacy with open arms
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  18. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Proclamations of his greatness may be slightly exaggerated, but Cosmogramma certainly adds to a deservedly growing reputation
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  19. 8.0 |   NME

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  20. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s when FlyLo heads for the grooves, as he does on the fantastic Do the Astral Plane, that he really takes your breath away. The trippiest experience of the season
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  21. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The parts may be disparate but they are made to submit to an abiding mood of vivacity and sunniness
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  22. 8.0 |   Clash

    Dense and obtuse it may be but those who follow this most intense sonic explorer will be rewarded the greatest
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  23. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    An ambitious, challenging album from a sonic visionary, proving FlyLo is virtually peerless
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  24. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

  25. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    It's testament to how good the vast majority of the ideas are that the whole thing doesn't buckle beneath the weight of its own creativity
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  26. 6.0 |   Q

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  27. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Displaying a tacit, oblique distaste for the dancefloor, Ellison has released an unwieldy and obese album into the stratosphere
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  28. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The shape-shifting tracks on his third disc incorporate braying dub-step beats, nature-film-soundtrack atmospherics, fern-bar R&B and free jazz, often on top of each other
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