Albums to watch

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[?]


UK Release date
  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  3. 8.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    A triumph of sound in a world where so much music is monotonous and careless
    Read Review

  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    The genealogy of DFA records in one album
    Read Review

  5. 8.0 |   NME

    Sublime slices of electro house and muscular techno
    Read Review

  6. 8.0 |   The Fly

    A soundtrack to late nights, for sure
    Read Review

  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    There isn't a duff tune here.
    Read Review

  8. 8.0 |   AU Review

    Positively exudes that classic DFA sound across a string of mouth-watering electro-pop gem
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  10. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An educating listen that kills it harder than any screaming next generation synth wielders
    Read Review

  11. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    It's easy to hear the decades of dance music this guy's absorbed
    Read Review

  12. 7.0 |   BBC

    This is no revolution, but Shit Robot has put together a seriously robust collection of party records
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews