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Built On Glass

Chet Faker

Built On Glass

Debut full-length album of electronic soul from Melbourne-born Nicholas James Murphy

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Has all the makings of any good pop album. It is easily accessible and at its helm is a singer with enough Saturday night talent show appeal about him to reach out to the listening public at large
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  2. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    A debut album shouldn’t be this assured
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  3. 8.0 |   The 405

    Dynamic, mature, and impressive in all areas
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    There’s a methodical arc to its progression, rising and falling frequently, maintaining its quality throughout
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  5. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    It’s all a bit scattered, but mostly in really ingratiating ways: If you don’t like soulful vocals with minimal accompaniment, wait a minute and an 8-minute, krautrock-inspired chugger will show up to take its place
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  6. 7.5 |   Beardfood

    Beautiful, smooth and refreshing, but not unforgettable
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  7. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    While the core of Built on Glass is still drum machines and synthesizers, Faker's expansion into the organic and electroacoustic has given him a wider territory to roam
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  8. 7.0 |   The Music

    It’s a dreamy, sensuous sprawl of an album that’s like waking from a dream by the time you reach the last track
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  9. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Certain songs on the record can impress even the most cynical of music listeners
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  10. 6.0 |   NME

    Fewer tedious Garageband Boyz II Men slow-jams next time and maybe he can keep the name
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  11. 6.0 |   Clash

    There are enough moments of musical eclecticism here to suggest that ‘Built On Glass’ is his solid starting point, rather than a definitive statement
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  12. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Characterised by elctro-soul grooves and Murphy's laconic delivery. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    As modern pop albums go, Built on Glass comes with all the right angles and accoutrements
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  14. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Given the right context, Murphy’s vocals add depth and sincerity, but left to wander, unabated, as they are here, is a less than flattering reflection
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