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World You Need A Change Of Mind


World You Need A Change Of Mind

Hackney's Adam Bainbridge releases his debut album of futuristic funk and downtempo dance music

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Female Energy/Polydor
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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Remarkable. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    High-gloss production, shameless retro references and big-thumbed slap bass. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Fly

    Saxophone solos! Samples that may or may not be from the Sugarhill Gang! The EastEnders theme tune sung in the style of Boyz II Men! Feeling sexy yet? Yeah you are
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    It works as much on the mind as the body. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   BBC

    For all its capricious cherry-picking of the historic benchmarks of sensuality and synthetics, there's still a sense of genuine invention that permeates the whole album
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  6. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    It's like an Eighties mixtape played through an underwater radio: slo-mo, serpentine, and strangely moving
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Curious, and frequently brilliant
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Utterly captivating skewed-disco
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  9. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    A 10-track, high-gloss affair that hangs on a blend of R&B and disco, stirred into a chillwave-style sheen
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    An album full of twists and turns, seemingly whenever Bainbridge gets bored of one sound
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  11. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    As a debut you can’t help but be impressed
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  12. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    This is music to be enjoyed while doing something else, not something you fall in love with
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  13. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A fun occasional listen? Aye. Is it anywhere near as smart as it wants the listener to think it is? Not really, no
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  14. 6.0 |   The 405

    If you simply just can’t get enough of sunkissed, wishy-washy, tie-dyed sun-in-your-eyes chillwave, it’s hard to go wrong with Kindness. After all, Bainbridge is clearly a great producer and what he does with these sounds he does well - it’s just all been done before
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    His achingly hip music is awkward to define, a union of faux-disco/AOR and Ibiza chillout that arose from experiments with the chillwave fad for smoothed-out versions of 80s pop
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  16. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    Some fine moments then, and nicely put together ... but too often World, You Need A Change Of Mind lacks the force of its title, music that just doesn't sound sure what it's trying to do beyond an exercise in genre acccessorising
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  17. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    An ultimately confusing, anti-climatic piece of work
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  18. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    A well-made debut, even if it doesn’t leave much of an impression when it’s done
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  19. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    This album is not half as clever as its creators think
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  20. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Its sound design may be impeccable, but World… sorely lacks grit
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  21. 4.0 |   NME

    It’s in the production that this dreary affair occasionally explodes into colour
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