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All Melody

Nils Frahm

All Melody

Ninth studio album from the ambient electronic composer from Hamburg, Germany

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  1. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s continuously changing, perfectly timed, evenly spaced - an impeccable album
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    A vibrant, exploratory album born from Frahm’s newly constructed Berlin studio and the freedom to experiment it allowed
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The German composer has delivered a solid gold case study in pared-back progressive electronica, and confirmed himself - if there was any doubt - as the premier name in that field
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  4. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    Nils Frahm was already a master at his craft. Now he has a place to really see where he can take it
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  5. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Frahm taps into further possibilities of his form
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  6. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    Remarkably well-rounded. It's not a techno album, it's not a classical album and it's not an ambient album, but it at times resembles all three
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    Once his melodies spin, there’s really no stopping them
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  8. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    When it comes to playing with people’s feelings or trying to make sense of his own, he rarely gets it wrong
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  9. 8.0 |   Q

    Merging musical approaches, the album sustains suspense and surprise. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    All Melody feels like a slight misnomer for such an ambitious and unclassified album. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Crack

    By allowing room within each song, the listener is given space to explore an emotional landscape; and invent their own narrative across the sprawl
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  12. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A wholly immersive triumph that draws you in tight as few albums do
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  13. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    An impressive compilation of provocatively disparate ideas, but taken in in its intended order, there's a mesmerizing continuity to it all
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  14. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Nils Frahm’s grandest statement yet, yet it maintains the inquisitive, exploratory spirit of his most playful recordings
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  15. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The modern composer creates the space needed to realize his complex vision
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  16. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Frahm can get a little lost in his acreage and compositions might benefit from the fences of editing but transportation requires a sense of adventure and following Nils Frahm has hidden rewards
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  17. 7.0 |   All Music

    Some of the richest and most ambitious work he's created to date
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  18. 6.0 |   The Observer

    While All Melody’s textures are magnificent, plick-plocking susurrations, his treatment of the human voice is like a gash in an otherwise beauteous canvas
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  19. 6.0 |   The FT

    The pace is mid-tempo, the mood one of stylish melancholy. It is a pleasing but undramatic experience
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  20. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    While he undoubtedly has a masterpiece in him, unfortunately All Melody isn’t quite it
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