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  • Summary: The sixth full-length solo release for Noah Lennox as Panda Bear was co-produced and co-mixed with Rusty Santos.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Feb 8, 2019
    80
    Old, but new at the same time, the seemingly limited palette of Buoys is single minded and direct. A stunning, if hushed, indirect hit.
  2. Q Magazine
    Feb 4, 2019
    80
    Even when the centre spins out, Lennox's naive melodies make his indulgence sound strangely inviting. [Mar 2019, p.116]
  3. Feb 12, 2019
    76
    Buoys is a sad and wistful album, though in a non-specific way.
  4. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2019
    70
    It's a new direction, one stretched fairly thin across nine similar tracks, but at least he's escaped that old echo chamber. [Mar 2019, p.32]
  5. 67
    For a moment of respite, a calming breath against the rush of modern life, Buoys is a fine balm in spite of its shortcomings.
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    60
    The relatively trim Buoys winds up feeling as minor as 2018’s A Day With the Homies EP, despite being twice as long and bearing far higher expectations.
  7. Feb 8, 2019
    30
    Mostly unlistenable. ... What has previously been a steady but inoffensive deterioration in Lennox’s music has now slid to (what one can only hope is) the bottom of the trough. No track here could be accused of attempting to engage with either the audience or work with recent exciting stylistic developments in alternative music.

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