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Metallic Spheres

The Orb feat. David Gilmour

Metallic Spheres

A cosmic collaboration between two masters of the soundscape.

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  1. 8.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Both Floyd aficionados and early-'90s bong jockeys will find points of reference here. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Challenging, but also warm, lush and reassuringly ambient. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Culture Deluxe

    I was a bit nervous that it might miss the mark and disappoint. Happy to say, it does not. It is superb.
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  5. 7.0 |   AU Review

    Metallic Spheres is chill-out to a “t”
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  6. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    What starts off as being a rather dodgy idea on paper does in fact impress and as you get lost in the dreamy keyboards and brilliant guitar lines it's clear this prog collaboration most definitely deserves your attention
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  7. 7.0 |   BBC

    Switch on a lava lamp, plump up some cushions and drift along to their soothing grooves
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  8. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The most focused and listenable Orb album in years
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  9. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Gilmour's main influence seems to be to hold Patterson's worst excesses in check
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  10. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    There’s plenty worth exploring beneath Metallic Spheres’ shiny exterior
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  11. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    As is the case with many big league collaborations, it doesn’t feel like either party brought their best game to the project
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  12. 5.0 |   Spin

    Classic ambient house, dated trip-hop, thundering drum loops, weird dub, even down-home picking
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  13. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s not so much that either artist’s contribution destroys the work, more that it never really forms in the first place
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  14. 4.0 |   The Independent

    It's pleasant enough, recalling the work of Krautrock psych-rock synthesists Harmonia, but somewhat lacking in momentum
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  15. 4.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Disappointingly lacking hooks to retain the attention
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