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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs


House producer Orlando Higginbotham releases his first album, following a string of moderately successful singles

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  1. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s a simple approach that produces 14 straight hits, ideal for snake-hipped miserablists who like their electronica to be passive-aggressive
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Intent on making a record that would outlive fleeting dance-floor trends, ‘Trouble’ has a welcoming accessibility that owes much to the balance of old and new
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    This sparkling, streamlined display adds up to great headphone candy, but ultimately it's a record made for booming club speakers
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  4. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Packed with memorable melody lines and hip-shaking beats
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    This is a record about low times – of heartbreak and of love unrequited. But Orlando Higginbottom knows that sadness is best worked out on the dancefloor. TEED is a strange beast, for sure – but the good news is that ‘Trouble’ is a quite remarkable specimen
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  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    TEED's well-honed approach to rhythms – plus an unexpected twist of including his own fragile, imperfect vocals – has already separated him from the throng
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    An extremely impressive debut that introduces TEED as one of the UK’s premier electronic artists
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Expertly tweaked synths sit on a bed of complex beats mixing house and techno with subtle nods to sundry other genres
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  9. 8.0 |   State

    He drags elements of 90s garage and sun-kissed house through his sequencers without becoming derivative and churns out something new and coated with a modernist sheen
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  10. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Trouble demonstrates Higginbottom as an artist capable of inimitably curious fusions on an LP that simultaneously manages to mesh exhilaration, anxiety, pounding electronics and delicate laments without losing identity or purpose
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  11. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    A Junior Boys for the sexually frustrated
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  12. 7.0 |   Spin

    Oxford boffin croons over early house signifiers as kaleidoscopic jazz butterflies flutter
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  13. 7.0 |   Clash

    This is pretty simple club music solely about the ‘now’ of dancing. And that can only be a good thing
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  14. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s as much a dance-based record as it is a self-reflective singer-songwriter affair. It’s by this method that TEED’s debut succeeds: He’s added emotional depth to the popular DJ scene, and in doing so, finds its heart
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  15. 6.5 |   Tone Deaf

    Higginbottom has the style to make a dance album that will be remembered for a long time. Trouble isn’t it, but you get the feeling that next time around he might just pull it off
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  16. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A set of alluring, diverse tunes
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  17. 6.0 |   Q

    Over-long but ultimately winning synth-pop debutPrint edition only

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Trouble

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