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From The Cradle To The Rave

Shit Robot

From The Cradle To The Rave

House, electro and funk on the debut album from Dublin-born, NY-based producer Marcus Lambkin, with James Murphy on production duties

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
DFA
UK Release date
20/09/2010
  1. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    It's certain to be there or thereabouts when fans begin to argue about the identity of the year's best electronic album
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  2. 9.0 |   music OMH

    The whole point of his work is to embrace the glorious past and then push the necessary knobs and buttons that are commonplace today to take it to a wonderfully hip-shaking new level
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  3. 8.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    A triumph of sound in a world where so much music is monotonous and careless
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    The genealogy of DFA records in one album
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    Sublime slices of electro house and muscular techno
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  6. 8.0 |   The Fly

    A soundtrack to late nights, for sure
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    There isn't a duff tune here.
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  8. 8.0 |   AU Review

    Positively exudes that classic DFA sound across a string of mouth-watering electro-pop gem
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  9. 8.0 |   State

    Lambkin shows that 20 years of listening, DJing and record collecting has taught him just the right synth, the right beat or the right breakdown to go with
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  10. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An educating listen that kills it harder than any screaming next generation synth wielders
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  11. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    It's easy to hear the decades of dance music this guy's absorbed
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  12. 7.0 |   BBC

    This is no revolution, but Shit Robot has put together a seriously robust collection of party records
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    Solid, if a bit derivative. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, LCD's Nancy Whang and Murphy himself help voice nine tracks of techno disco. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Obviously derivative but irresistible transatlantic electro-pop. Print edition only

  16. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    On a front to back listen, you’ve got to wade through the waste before something remotely worthwhile turns up
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