My Rating: 88% (A-)

Pitchfork Rating: 81%

Rolling Stone Rating: 70%

Metacritic Rating: 76%

Average Rating: 79% (B)

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Heatwave
  2. Hold On
  3. Wildfire Feat. Little Dragon
  4. Sanctuary
  5. Trials of the Past
  6. Right Thing to Do
  7. Something Goes Right
  8. Pharoahs
  9. Ready Set Loop
  10. Never Never
  11. Go Bang
  12. Living Like I Do (feat. Sampha)


Young Turks

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Wanting an electronic album with lots of singing.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s creepy just like the music.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Oh for sure!

Final Thoughts:

This may sound weird, but this is as close to R&B as I’ll get. For the most part I find the singing in R&B a little boring, but with fun electronic music it accompanies the singing well. That’s not to say that SBTRKT is solely R&B, I’d say there’s a lot of down tempo, dance, and even hip hop influences on this self titled album. SBTRKT is the kind of band that Little Dragon fans would feel comfortable with (as they should, they feature them on this album). I was a huge fan of their song New Dorp. New York off their album Wonder Where We Land, so I’m excited to watch this band progress.

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