17 Songs, 1 Hour 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With The Inevitable End, the Swedish electronic duo that took the chill room by storm with 2001's Melody A.M. bid farewell to the full-length album format; this will be their last. Forget waxing nostalgic, though: these tracks continue to explore the dark textures and gnarly moods of recent releases. The sinister thump of "Monument" contorts around vocals by Robyn, while the understated "Compulsion" courses with murky energy. But this goodbye is bittersweet: "Sordid Affair" and "Running to the Sea" are both mellifluous and energetic, and the snaking grooves of the closing track, "Thank You," seem to nod toward the pair's beloved debut. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With The Inevitable End, the Swedish electronic duo that took the chill room by storm with 2001's Melody A.M. bid farewell to the full-length album format; this will be their last. Forget waxing nostalgic, though: these tracks continue to explore the dark textures and gnarly moods of recent releases. The sinister thump of "Monument" contorts around vocals by Robyn, while the understated "Compulsion" courses with murky energy. But this goodbye is bittersweet: "Sordid Affair" and "Running to the Sea" are both mellifluous and energetic, and the snaking grooves of the closing track, "Thank You," seem to nod toward the pair's beloved debut. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

KeatonDoesParkour ,

Best Work Yet

I am captivated by Royksopp's work. It is poetic, calming, and emotional. It is beautiful in a way a very unique and powerful way. This album is in my opinion their best. I love every single track except Rong, which is the only explicit track on the album. It is overly profane, repetitive, and seems out of touch with the rest of their work. Not sure why it was included. Overall though a lovely and thrilling album.

ecko_strong ,

This album had me like...

I’ve never preordered an album before, and I’m not too crazy about Röyksopp either, but after hearing this on First Play, I just had to. I love it.

Carlin Brim ,

The End...

I remember hearing “Poor Leno” as a part of the playlist of SSX 3 over a decade ago & became an instant fan. If it wasn’t for Royksopp, I wouldn’t have too much of an interest in electronic music. Thanks for all the great albums through the years.

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