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Mr Impossible

Black Dice

Mr Impossible

Album no.6 from the Brooklyn-based experimental electronic / noise rock / techno band

ADM rating[?]

5.8

Label
Ribbon
UK Release date
09/04/2012
US Release date
10/04/2012
  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    Splattered with overtly syncopated time-signatures, imbued with a rupturing rave-punk sensibility
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  2. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Trailblazers whose blaze was beginning to trail, Mr Impossible finds Black Dice burning brighter and faster than ever before
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s a playfulness and sense of humour here that is all too rare in the world of experimental / noise / avant-garde music, a childlike glee unique to Black Dice that I find utterly infectious
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  4. 8.0 |   Blurt

    Songs are built on catchy and noisy twisted riff repetition, wacky vocal tomfoolery and jerky killer beats
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  5. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    When you're craving something trashy and tripped-out in this very particular way, they still deliver the properly damaged goods
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  6. 7.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    Though Mr. Impossible is their most accessible work to date, it’s still unmistakably Black Dice
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  7. 7.0 |   Prefix

    Will Black Dice still fill their shows with energetic improvisation, or is this album our introduction to a slick dance-oriented party band?
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  8. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Always challenging, never compromising, Black Dice prove why it’s the most thrilling noise band around
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  9. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Mr. Impossible accomplishes the improbable: being more accessible and more alienating at the same time
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  10. 6.0 |   AU Magazine

    Where once their spontaneity was a strength it’s now slightly amateurish – and very hard work
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  11. 6.0 |   NME

    As bewilderingly little logic as Black Dice’s rave collages contain, they’re nailing something close to unique
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  12. 6.0 |   Q

    You might lose your mind, but Black Dice never lose the plot. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    It’s good that Black Dice exist, and Mr Impossible is by no means a bad album. I just wish it lived up to its noise terror potential
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  14. 5.0 |   music OMH

    Does any of Mr Impossible make sense? Not particularly. Is it an enjoyable listen? Sometimes, but all too often Black Dice’s forays into the realm of the irritating make for an infuriating experience
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  15. 5.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    There’s nothing necessarily wrong with unpleasantness or provocation as an artistic M.O. ... But it’s simply not what Black Dice, in any of their incarnations, do best
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  16. 4.0 |   Pop Matters

    Finds the band taking a small step into accessibility, but a step back in terms of development
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  17. 4.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Mr. Impossible has redeeming qualities, but it’s an album that will test the patience of even the most ardent obscurist
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  18. 2.0 |   State

    Most of this album sounds like the neverending agony of a dying keyboard, a broken drum machine and sampled vocals compressed to the point you can’t understand a single word
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  19. 2.0 |   Uncut

    Music without charm or purpose. Print edition only

  20. 1.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The musical equivalent of an internet troll – antagonistic for the sake of it, irritating in short bursts and plain tedious in longer ones
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