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Cut Copy


The Australian synth pop group go retro with their third album

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  1. 10.0 |   Eye Weekly

    An album that aims higher than the sun and quite often surpasses it
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Unexpectedly gorgeous
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  3. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    They’ve never sounded this comfortable in their own skin before
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  4. 9.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s very hard to determine what the actual standout from this album will be, because literally every track is full to the absolute brim with the genius of seasoned veterans
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  5. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    Even in the dead of winter, Zonoscope does its job beautifully. Imagine how it'll sound when you don't have to layer up to go outside
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  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    Deeply textured enough to seduce any headphone shut-in
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  7. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Cut Copy are Australia's own Hot Chip - and dance music doesn't get much better than this
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  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Might well be the band's boldest effort to date
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  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Another step nearer the masterpiece this band are increasingly capable of delivering
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  10. 8.0 |   State

    Any of the 11 tracks on Zonoscope could be a highlight
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  11. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Blends all their influences into a multi-movement haze of electronics
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  12. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Anyone wanting to start a pop band: banish the Top 40 from your listening post and just listen to Cut Copy ad infinitum
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  13. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Exploring the musical spectrum from dance, trance and techno to guitar drenched indie-pop
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  14. 7.0 |   A.V. Club

    A bubbling, immiscible concoction of sounds that feels very distinctly good, just not quite great
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  15. 7.0 |   DIY

    The hordes will no doubt be kicking up their heels and dancing to it like they just don't care at festivals this summer
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  16. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    It’s not easy to pick up on the first intake, but stick with it and Zonoscope will reward with every repeat listen
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  17. 7.0 |   Prefix

    They might put out a few clunkers, but for those couple moments when they get it right, Cut Copy can be one of the better bands on earth
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  18. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Shows every sign of being a transitional record
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  19. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Deviation with mostly good ideas, some great ones, and enough sparkling synth ambrosia and sing-along chorus hooks to get you through
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  20. 6.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    Splattered with stumbled-upon gems, but a little more editing and maybe some more focused songwriting sessions could have really brought Zonoscope into focus
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  21. 6.0 |   Clash

    Cut Copy have had to adapt to the landscape and Zonoscope is a considered attempt at a more kaleidoscopic approach
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  22. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The songs are catchy. But the lovelorn sentiments are generic
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  23. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    The production is glossy. Details are picked out clearly, like walking through a well planned and brightly lit department stor
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  24. 6.0 |   BBC

    While not quite the amazing leap that Cut Copy made from Bright Like Neon Love to In Ghost Colours, Zonoscope is by no means a bad album
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  25. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Zonoscope has pleasures to spare, but one cannot fail to be underwhelmed when comparing it to Cut Copy's past work
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  26. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Almost like a mix tape, taking snatches of recognisable songs and blending them together into their own tracks with the aim of creating a greater whole
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  27. 6.0 |   Blurt

    It lasts far longer than it should, but finally feels like living, breathing music
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  28. 6.0 |   Q

    It's hard not to like the well-tuned synths and dreamy choruses. Print edition only

  29. 5.0 |   NME

    Expansive 15-minute closer ‘Sun God’ hints at what might have been – namely an excursion into less familiar territory
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  30. 4.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

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