Bones

Son Lux

Bones

New York based producer Ryan Lott with his fourth album of post-rock and alternative hip-hop

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Glassnote
UK Release date
22/06/2015
US Release date
23/06/2015
  1. 9.0 |   Gig Soup

    Son Lux’s creation is a master stroke in modern musical creativity
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    Pretentious, yes, but wonderful
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  3. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s clear that there’s a bone fide pop songwriter buried beneath the extravagances
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Bones is inventive, unsettling, imposing, and utterly arresting
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  5. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    By expanding its sound and not playing it safe, Son Lux has all but stepped into another dimension with this album
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The record benefits from the collaboration with guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, who bring their musicianship to Son Lux’s ability to make technology sing
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  7. 8.0 |   State

    This is a fine record from a fine musician (and his crew) and there are plenty of captivating moments that creep up on you
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  8. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Drawing on everything from Bach chorales to dubstep via 90s R&B, Lott, Bhatia and Chang take tracks to completely unexpected places
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  9. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Son Lux’s avant-pop has always leaned more heavily on avant than pop, and Bones is probably too skittery for a breakout commercial hit
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  10. 7.0 |   Beardfood

    Influences are wrought into a style that feels comfortable one second, but can turn nasty on a whim
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  11. 7.0 |   The 405

    Like an electropop haunted house, little samples and harsh notes pop out of every nook and cranny
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  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Having previously flexed such diverse sonic muscles, the band now tread a more familiar (albeit proven) path, too practiced to elicit that same frisson, but effective nonetheless
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  13. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It sounds as though Arcade Fire have teamed up with Talking Heads after an evening sharing mind-expanding drugs
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Sometimes symphonic pop doesn’t have to be so packed to have punch
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  15. 6.0 |   DIY

    Though ‘Bones’ is almost as dramatic as a standard week on Albert Square - occasionally to its detriment - it’s also impossible to fault this album’s single-minded pursuit of sheer, maxed out saturation
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  16. 5.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    With careful pruning and expansion, it’s possible to imagine a more arresting sound coming from Son Lux’s current elements
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  17. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Throwing some new faces into the mix isn’t enough to break the gloom pop alchemist’s mold
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  18. 4.0 |   The FT

    The problem lies less with the music, which is sparsely gothic in tone yet maximalist in texture, than with Lott’s stylised vocals
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  19. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    Bones is such a profound step back for Son Lux that it’s hard to see the group recovering
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