Magnetic Man

Magnetic Man

Magnetic Man

Debut album from dubstep producers and DJs Skream, Benga and Artwork

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
11/10/2010
  1. 8.5 |   BBC

    They’ve not only crossed over but given themselves the scope to impress even further in future
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    This is a forward-thinking, original British album
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Whichever road they take, Magnetic Man's fearless musical vision wins through
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  5. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While Magnetic Man demonstrates their work candidly, you haven’t heard the works of Skream, Benga, or Artwork until you’ve seen them live
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  6. 8.0 |   Prefix

    Magnetic Man accomplishes its goal: make pretty for the spotlight
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  7. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    It is populist; it is inclusive and has been made only to satiate that lusting escapism that drives the dance each and every night out – nothing else
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  8. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Magnetic Man’s ability to craft terrifying, buoyant electronic music with a tangible sense of emotion transcends genre boundaries
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  9. 7.0 |   The Fly

    Despite the occasional surprise, much of ‘Magnetic Man’ feels predictable and safe; the best moments lay in heavy instrumental moments like ‘MAD’ and ‘The Bug’
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  10. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Reminds us why we all got so excited about dubstep in the first place
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  11. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    An excellent portrayal of what dubstep is in 2010 and where it might be headed. It's not spectacular but it is a reliable and solid effort
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  12. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    A perfectly good post-dubstep outing
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  13. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    As a pop album, there’s much to love on Magnetic Man and very little filler present
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  14. 6.0 |   Q

    It doesn't have the coherence to be dubstep's answer to Massive Attack's Blue Lines. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Boasts a few eureka moments. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Lacks dubstep's sense of unbounded experimentation
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  17. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Flawed but likable debut
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  18. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Could indeed make it as far as the nation's coffee tables and dinner parties
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  19. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This album is a good introductory statement to a new world for the novice, and in that sense it's a solid first step and pretty much a success
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  20. 6.0 |   Clash

    This schizophrenic album will frustrate purists and sate pop kids
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  21. 6.0 |   State

    Whether to see Magnetic Man as a dilution of dubstep or the addition of the genre into an electronic pop album with its speakers pointed at the charts, is up to the listener
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  22. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    Magnetic Man's arrangements may proudly flaunt dance-pop's most universal qualities, but their efforts remain mere gestures so long as their beats continue to stare so resentfully in the opposite direction
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  23. 5.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    It's bouncy, chart-friendly and decidedly undubsteppy
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  24. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    More often than not they fail to up the ante. Still, it will sound great in Top Shop changing rooms
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  25. 4.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Overall, it’s ordinary
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