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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the British electronic duo features London's Deep Throat Choir.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  1. May 14, 2018
    100
    It is full of indecipherable songs, swaddling the brutal clarity of the techno DJ-producer duo’s early singles in something unpredictable, off-kilter. Choral vocals make you feel everything from terrified to strangely soothed.
  2. May 11, 2018
    80
    An intriguing and powerful release, Simian Mobile Disco prove with Murmurations that they are still as vital as ever.
  3. 80
    It feels like a fitting release for the duo who’ve been going for so long. The search for new ideas is always on, and with this one, they’ve found a winner that offers something a bit different, while not alienating.
  4. May 15, 2018
    76
    Murmurations is as rewarding for the listener as it must've been for the artists.
  5. May 11, 2018
    75
    Murmurations represents a breakthrough. It’s thrilling to imagine where Simian Mobile Disco might go next; here’s hoping they get the chance.
  6. 60
    As symbiotic as much of this album is, there are times when the combination of human and machine doesn’t entirely fit.
  7. Uncut
    May 9, 2018
    60
    The album could sometimes benefit from a shift in pace from its often locked-in, mid-tempo state. [Jun 2018, p.35]

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  1. May 11, 2018
    9
    A confident album which demands to be listened to as one whole rather than piecemeal. The use of Deep Throat Choir is a refreshingA confident album which demands to be listened to as one whole rather than piecemeal. The use of Deep Throat Choir is a refreshing humanisation to their sound. Turn it up loud!!! Expand