Beautiful Rewind

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Beautiful Rewind
Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind.jpg
Studio album by
Released14 October 2013 (2013-10-14)
Genre
Length40:14
Label Text
Producer Kieran Hebden
Four Tet chronology
Pink
(2012)
Beautiful Rewind
(2013)
Morning/Evening
(2015)

Beautiful Rewind is the seventh studio album by electronic musician Four Tet. It was released on 14 October 2013, by his own record label, Text Records. [1] [2] [3] [4] The song "Kool FM" appears in Grand Theft Auto V on the radio station Worldwide FM.

Contents

Release

The album was announced on 22 July 2013. Kieran Hebden hinted that the release of the album would be low-key, stating on Twitter that there would be "no pre order, no youtube trailers, no itunes stream, no spotify, no amazon deal, no charts, no bit coin deal, no last minute rick rubin [referring to Rubin's enlistment by Kanye West to perform last-minute alterations to his recently released album Yeezus ]." [5]

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic? 7.4/10 [6]
Metacritic 79/100 [7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [8]
Fact 3.5/5 [9]
Financial Times Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [10]
The Irish Times Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [11]
The Observer Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [12]
Pitchfork 7.4/10 [13]
Q Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [14]
Resident Advisor 4.0/5 [15]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [16]
Spin 8/10 [17]

Upon its release, Beautiful Rewind received some critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews and ratings from mainstream critics, the album has received a metascore of 79, based on 18 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews." [7]

Killian Fox, writing for The Observer , described the album as "an (almost) unexpected pleasure". [12] Fact magazine's Tom Lea offered the opinion that "Beautiful Rewind feels like Four Tet coming full circle" before commenting that "no matter how grubby it gets, at the heart of it will always be one fact: Four Tet's forte is making Beautiful Music." [9] AllMusic reviewer Andy Kellman stated that "while the album does seem rather patched together with a lack of focus... there's an irrefutable charm to the restlessness." [8] In her review for Consequence of Sound , Paula Mejia was disappointed that "the tracks don't necessarily resonate as did the memorable, emotive singles that won over listeners' hearts to begin with on catalogue highlight Rounds ". [18]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kieran Hebden.

No.TitleLength
1."Gong"3:15
2."Parallel Jalebi"3:54
3."Our Navigation"3:54
4."Ba Teaches Yoga"3:20
5."Kool FM"5:09
6."Crush"2:26
7."Buchla"4:12
8."Aerial"5:57
9."Ever Never"0:32
10."Unicorn"3:31
11."Your Body Feels"4:04

Charts

Chart performance for Beautiful Rewind
Chart (2013)Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [19] 152
UK Albums (OCC) [20] 108
UK Dance Albums (OCC) [21] 19
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard) [22] 15
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) [23] 22

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