Drift (Nosaj Thing album)

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Drift
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 9, 2009 (2009-06-09)
Recorded2006–2009
StudioLos Angeles, California
GenreElectronic, instrumental hip hop
Length36:52
LabelAlpha Pup Records
ProducerNosaj Thing
Nosaj Thing chronology
Drift
(2009)
Home
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic83/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Cyclic Defrostfavorable[3]
Pitchfork7.9/10[4]
Spinfavorable[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes3.5/5 stars[6]
URB4/5 stars[7]
XLR8R8/10[8]

Drift is the first studio album by American electronic musician Nosaj Thing. It was released on June 9, 2009. A remix of the album, titled Drift (Remixed), was released on November 2, 2010.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Drift received an average score of 83% based on 7 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Mosi Reeves of Spin said, "Nosaj's remarkable, entrancing debut album gathers sundry influences, from U.K. dubstep to Aphex Twin-styled IDM, into a 36-minute computerized symphony."[5] Shawn Reynaldo of XLR8R gave the album an 8 out of 10, saying: "Settling somewhere between Flying Lotus' otherworldly jazz and The Glitch Mob's crunked-up floor-fillers, Drift is an impeccably produced record that sounds amazing in headphones but also has enough bump to hit the dancefloor every now and then."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Quest"1:36
2."Fog"3:42
3."Coat of Arms"3:28
4."IOIO"3:25
5."1685/Bach"2:48
6."Caves"3:48
7."Light #1"2:56
8."Light #2"3:11
9."2222"1:59
10."Us"3:07
11."Voices"3:21
12."Lords"3:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Drift by Nosaj Thing". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "Drift - Nosaj Thing". AllMusic. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Stronell, Wayne (June 21, 2009). "Nosaj Thing – Drift (Alpha Pup)". Cyclic Defrost. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Greene, Jayson (July 8, 2009). "Nosaj Thing: Drift". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Reeves, Mosi (August 25, 2009). "Nosaj Thing, 'Drift' (Alpha Pup)". Spin. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Lizzyville (June 17, 2009). "Nosaj Thing - Drift". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Nosaj Thing – Drift (Review)". URB. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Reynaldo, Shawn (June 9, 2009). "Nosaj Thing - Drift". XLR8R. Retrieved June 24, 2017.

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