11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mount Kimbie released a series of EPs that made them among the most name-checked outfits in the Warp Records' roster, and they earned critical praise for their 2010 full-length, Crooks & Lovers. The return of the British production duo is filled with intricate, cerebral grooves, hazy digital textures, and cut-and-spliced samples that constantly muddle the boundaries between IDM, dubstep, garage, and hip-hop. It’s exciting stuff on its own, but the guest vocal of up-and-coming singer/songwriter/rapper Archy Marshall—a.k.a King Krule—makes riviting highlights out of “You Took Your Time” and “Meter, Pale, Tone." By the time the looping sample of "Fall Out” fades, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth offers a head-spinning tour of genre-defying musical frontiers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mount Kimbie released a series of EPs that made them among the most name-checked outfits in the Warp Records' roster, and they earned critical praise for their 2010 full-length, Crooks & Lovers. The return of the British production duo is filled with intricate, cerebral grooves, hazy digital textures, and cut-and-spliced samples that constantly muddle the boundaries between IDM, dubstep, garage, and hip-hop. It’s exciting stuff on its own, but the guest vocal of up-and-coming singer/songwriter/rapper Archy Marshall—a.k.a King Krule—makes riviting highlights out of “You Took Your Time” and “Meter, Pale, Tone." By the time the looping sample of "Fall Out” fades, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth offers a head-spinning tour of genre-defying musical frontiers.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
Jim Boonie ,

"Now did you see me? I killed a man."

In that moment when the first beat hits on "You Took Your Time," you can tell that Mount Kimbie are on a totally different level than everyone else in the music game right now. "Cold Spring Fault Less Youth" is assuredly more easy to listen to than "Crooks and Lovers" but that doesn't lessen the listening experience. Not many bands can do that. I recommend listening to this album. A lot.

...lost ,

Not impressed

I bought this album without even previewing any of the tracks based on how great their last album "Crooks and Lovers" was. At my first attempt of listening to this album I found myself skipping though tracks. This is not the Mount Kimbie I once knew. This album is confused, the tracks are boring, and it doesn't mesh together at all. This sounds like a b-sides album at best. Big disappointment.

Balthazar Hasard ,

Doesn’t Always Work but …

This is a valiant attempt by the boys to branch out and expand their sound. It is anchored by two magnificent tracks, “Home Recording” and “Made to Stray.” On first or second listen, it is a bit disappointing that few of the other tracks seem to reach the same heights as these two. But the record is definitely a grower, and I salute their attempt to evolve and move forward. Let’s hope their experiments here pay off and allow them to reach a new level of clarity and focus on the next album.

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