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Crooks And Lovers

Mount Kimbie

Crooks And Lovers

Much anticipated post-dubstep debut album from British duo Dominic Maker and Kai Campos

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Hotflush
UK Release date
19/07/2010
  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Throughout, they amplify their sweep of sound into something quite breathtaking...Have no doubt: the exciting and unencumbered ebb and flow of Crooks and Lovers is just the start of things
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s rare to find a level of craftsmanship like this on a debut; Mount Kimbie have delivered a strong statement of intent and a record that is certainly a contender for album of the year
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  3. 9.0 |   BBC

    The latest in a long line of similarly unassuming-looking young dudes to get together to create improbably fabulous alchemy in electronica
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  4. 9.0 |   The 405

    An absolutely stunning album
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  5. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s idyllic beat music for the masses; a debut that is as effortlessly sleek as it is utterly captivating from start to finish
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  6. 8.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Mount Kimbie’s skewed take on dubstep is like nothing else out there, and even better, it somehow manages to find populism in insularity
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  7. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Mount Kimbie may have done something akin to what Four Tet did with Rounds, and made an album of danceable electronic music which can be enjoyed at anytime and truly makes some sort of emotional connection with the listener
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    Confirms bedsit auteurs Dominic Camper and Kai Campos as two of the brightest lights in the night sky. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It is both vague and deliciously crisp. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   music OMH

    They make a virtue of a sparse, spare minimalism, a subtle restraint that is as surprising as it is effective
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  11. 8.0 |   State

    An impressive debut and an unmissable record for fans of forward thinking electronic music but it isn’t the masterpiece Mount Kimbie are destined to make
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  12. 8.0 |   Clash

    Their debut album splinters dubstep into a more percussive, more introspective and ambient experimental form
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  13. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    It rises, it falls, it rises again, and it ends. Thirty-five minutes, frequent sparkling, no fuss
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  14. 8.0 |   Subba Cultcha

    Sit down, crank up the speakers, and take it all in
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  15. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Crooks is not a perfect album, nor will it ever be considered as culturally significant as Untrue, but it is a consistently interesting and engaging listen, and for that alone it deserves your time and attention
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  16. 7.0 |   The Fly

    Capable of switching between ambient and euphoric, tracks like sample heavy ‘Mayor’ practically hiccup whilst ‘Field’’s blissful breeziness show just why Mount Kimbie are fast becoming the thinking mans floorfiller
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  17. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Mount Kimbie's humble and grounded approach to music production that their music engenders unique senses of enjoyment and respect in the minds of their listeners
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  18. 7.0 |   Blurt

    Expansive, lush hybrids of organic and sampled textures
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  19. 6.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    It's a shame to see a few errors in execution poison an album that's riddled with so much potential
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  20. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s an underwhelming feeling that Kimbie are “ticking boxes”, and this approach leaves it feeling a little light-weight
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  21. 6.0 |   The Observer

    It may feel slight at times, but Crooks & Lovers leaves you wanting more
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