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  • Summary: The fifth full-length solo studio release for the British electronic artist/producer features elements from such styles and influences from acoustic piano, choral music, psychedelic ambient, and techno music.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
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  1. 100
    Though Singularity's 62-minutes can get extremely heavy--Hopkins fondly calls its gargantuan centrepiece ‘Everything Connected’ a “massive techno bastard” – it’s still a near-perfect trip, and one that confirms Hopkins’ status as one of the genre’s brightest talents.
  2. 91
    Singularity is the follow up every fan would hope for. It's larger; it's denser; it's quicker. It’s a 63-minute microhouse masterpiece. It rebroadcasts Hopkins’ sound as a more atmospheric, clearer vision.
  3. May 10, 2018
    83
    Singularity is ultimately grounded in the personal, not the cosmic, which is what makes this head music so rich.
  4. May 1, 2018
    80
    Structural concerns aside, Singularity still finds Hopkins exploring sonic textures as deeply as ever. It's an album that, in its best moments, finds one of electronic music's great minds operating in peak form.
  5. May 4, 2018
    80
    As striking as Immunity was, Singularity feels more developed, and it's ultimately a tough call as to which album is more exciting.
  6. May 14, 2018
    76
    A comparable transition on Singularity, between "Everything Connected" and "Feel First Life," is made to feel seamless, less like a change in circumstance than an ascent onto some higher plane. Some will feel completely immersed in that; others might simply admire it from a distance.
  7. May 4, 2018
    40
    Too much of this album is the sort of thing people stick on to make their drug comedowns feel meaningful.

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Score distribution:
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  1. May 11, 2018
    10
    "Singularity" is a pearl escaped from a black hole, an incredible and immersive trip that connect every elements and every details of nature"Singularity" is a pearl escaped from a black hole, an incredible and immersive trip that connect every elements and every details of nature into a universal flux, regard the the most mechanical but equally successful "Immunity". Jon is on fire or maybe he's just an alien. Expand
  2. May 4, 2018
    10
    Singularity is the ultimate proof of Hopkins evolution and maturity, going for an even grander sound than his previous LP, being more than 60Singularity is the ultimate proof of Hopkins evolution and maturity, going for an even grander sound than his previous LP, being more than 60 minutes long, Singularity is an epic mix of techno and ambient, resulting in one of the best electronic albums of the decade (in my opinion). Expand
  3. May 18, 2018
    10
    I'm a big fan of John's previous albums. and especially Immunity's Abandon Windows a special song that I will carry with me forever (funeralI'm a big fan of John's previous albums. and especially Immunity's Abandon Windows a special song that I will carry with me forever (funeral song for my brother and Father)

    And then comes Singularity along..... Emerald Rush YES. A pure rush that fills you with so many positive feelings. No, no drugs needed for this 100% pure.

    Yes I can only quote Pitchfork " John is playing God"
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  4. May 4, 2018
    10
    This album feels like a cold breeze on a summernight. It is clear, bold and beautiful altogether. One of the best electronic albums I've listened to.
  5. May 18, 2018
    9
    After an album ''Immunity'', ''Singularity'' is another Jon Hopkins's triumph. It has brilliant opening with ''Singularity'' (first highlightAfter an album ''Immunity'', ''Singularity'' is another Jon Hopkins's triumph. It has brilliant opening with ''Singularity'' (first highlight on an album), continues with an excellent ''Emerald Rush'' and closes with a second highlight on an album ''Everything Connected,'' a psychedelic techno anthem that evokes similar stuff, a ''Collider'' from the album ''Immunity''. The second half of an album has a sedative effect which is also very good. Expand
  6. May 19, 2018
    8
    Singularity is hard to describe. It has to be listened. It has some peaks here and there, especially when Hopkins put the focus on the melodySingularity is hard to describe. It has to be listened. It has some peaks here and there, especially when Hopkins put the focus on the melody and not the beat. Expand