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  • Summary: The ninth full-length release for producer Daniel Lopatin features contributions from Anohni, James Blake, Eli Keszler, Kelsey Lu, and Prurient.
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  1. May 29, 2018
    100
    It's the wealth of exquisitely baroque moments, exploring history as a pliable, multi-dimensional rift, that makes Age Of Lopatin's most ambitious album yet. There is exceptional sonic depth, and those who were confounded by his dive into industrial alternative on Garden of Delete will notice a bewildering continuity.
  2. Jun 1, 2018
    90
    The strangest and most ambitious album yet by the electronic composer and producer born Daniel Lopatin. For all its references to the past, Age Of is a distinctly 21st-century collage. ... When the Baroque arpeggios that close “The Station” enter a lockstep reminiscent of his synth-drone score for the 2017 thriller Good Time, for instance--it’s a musical thrill that renders questions about historical fidelity irrelevant.
  3. Jun 12, 2018
    90
    While it undoubtedly packs in a humongous swath of influences and touchstones from today’s pop culture, the overall piece created is completely unique, unreplicable and ultimately undescribable.
  4. Q Magazine
    May 29, 2018
    80
    By the end, Lopatin has captured the uneasy calm of a mind unhinged by information overload. [Jul 2018, p.115]
  5. 80
    Expectations are subverted, as when the opulence of the harpsichord is manipulated beyond recognition or a piercing shout infiltrates a rhythm. Since every composition holds this tension within its structure, it feels like an aesthetic choice rather than a gimmick. The more time you spend with Age Of, the more Lopatin’s instrumentations reveal depth.
  6. May 30, 2018
    80
    Age Of is the sound of an internet addict sifting through the digital ruins, part of a culture jamming legacy for future generations, should they exist.
  7. May 29, 2018
    60
    Daniel Lopatin’s eighth album as Oneohtrix Point Never finds him splitting the difference between the synth-based abstraction of his previous albums and a more visceral, abrasive style. While neither of these are bad templates to work from per se, the result is an album that doesn’t know what it wants to be.

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  1. Jun 5, 2018
    9
    A strange album in so much as if there's one artist you'd never have expected to stop testing his audience/pushing the boundaries it would beA strange album in so much as if there's one artist you'd never have expected to stop testing his audience/pushing the boundaries it would be Daniel Lopatin. 'Age Of' start off with a lot of nods to 'R Plus 7' and then slowly gets chewed up into something that resembles a more 'pop' as opposed to 'rock/industrial' version of 'Garden of Delete'. None of this is a criticism in the slightest as it turns out, the quality is still ramped up, wild innovation wasn't required this is still fascinating and addictive. Expand