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Rennen

SOHN

Rennen

Second album of electro-soul from the Vienna-based, London-born producer Christopher Taylor

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
4AD
UK Release date
13/01/2017
US Release date
13/01/2017
  1. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    SOHN’s nearest sonic neighbour is James Blake, but for all their similarities in song construction, ‘Rennen’ sits in stark contrast to Blake’s rambling album from 2016
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Rennen is more thought-provoking than its predecessor, but it's still unmistakably SOHN
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It seems relocating from Vienna to L.A., getting married and becoming a father has nudged the British-born producer-performer closer to conventional R&B electro-pop with mostly positive results. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The 405

    SOHN doesn’t drown on Rennen, nor does he tread water, sticking within the confines of the music he’s already created. Rennen is SOHN diving into new creative depths, and triumphing
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is an album we can both dance and cry to - and lord knows we’ll likely need a lot of each in the months to come
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    A dot of light in the darkness that will dazzle you should you look too long
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  7. 7.5 |   Beardfood

    Not everything here is unforgettable, but his combination of smooth beats, cool vocal effects and honest words makes for a highly enjoyable record
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    If at times Rennen suffers under the weight of its own trendiness, it finds redemption in SOHN's unmistakable craftsmanship and ear for nuance
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that Sohn hasn't pushed his musical boundaries further; perhaps next time he will completely run wild
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  10. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Rennen is genuinely an album of two halves; a mixture of sublime production and a rather frustrating wail-inflected vocal which can be off-putting
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  11. 6.0 |   DIY

    A spectrum that spans from stunning to forgettable
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  12. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It opens with energy, before you hit a mental wall in the middle, and then the end comes with that beautiful mixture of accomplishment, and happiness, when you’re happy you’ve pushed through and got to this point
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Taylor’s switch from darkness to light really grabs your attention, making for an album whose rich colours coat a strong, well-crafted piece of work
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  14. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Oddly, the busier things get, the less engaging they seem
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  15. 6.0 |   Q

    It's less emotionally instinctive LP than his debut, but over time those new pop hooks prove hard to shake. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Mojo

    His tendency to over-emote can prove distracting. Print edition only

  17. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    There’s a good album somewhere in SOHN
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  18. 4.2 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    It’s well-produced, clean and unobjectionable. Rennen fits this bill nicely, if that’s what you’re looking for. But regardless of whether it’s something you want, it’s nothing you need
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  19. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Affected modern blues with some intriguing touches
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