Los Angeles (Flying Lotus album)

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Los Angeles
Flylo la.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 10, 2008 (2008-06-10)
RecordedSeptember 2007 - March 2008
Genre
Length43:17
LabelWarp
Producer
Flying Lotus chronology
Reset
(2007)
Los Angeles
(2008)
Cosmogramma
(2010)

Los Angeles is the second studio album by American music producer Flying Lotus. It was released by Warp Records on June 10, 2008. The cover was designed by British graphic design agency Build featuring photography by Timothy Saccenti, and the album title is named after Flying Lotus' place of birth.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Clash10/10[3]
Drowned in Sound8/10[4]
The Irish Times3/5 stars[5]
The Observer4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork8.5/10[7]
Resident Advisor5/5[8]
Spin4/5 stars[9]
URB4/5 stars[10]
XLR8R9/10[11]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Los Angeles received an average score of 81 based on 13 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Resident Advisor placed it at number 3 on the "Top 20 Albums of 2008" list,[12] while Pitchfork placed it at number 28 on the "50 Best Albums of 2008" list.[13] Fact named it the 10th best album of 2008.[14] In 2017, it ranked at number 14 on Pitchfork's "50 Best IDM Albums of All Time" list.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Flying Lotus except where noted.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Brainfeeder" 1:31
2."Breathe . Something/Stellar STar" 3:20
3."Beginners Falafel" 2:28
4."Camel" 2:22
5."Melt!" 1:45
6."Comet Course" 3:01
7."Orbit 405" 0:44
8."Golden Diva"Flying Lotus, Matthewdavid4:02
9."Riot" 4:02
10."GNG BNG"Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer3:38
11."Parisian Goldfish" 3:01
12."Sleepy Dinosaur" 1:55
13."RobertaFlack" (featuring Dolly)Flying Lotus, Samiyam, Byron the Aquarius3:07
14."SexSlaveShip"Flying Lotus, Matthewdavid2:14
15."Auntie's Harp" 0:55
16."Testament" (featuring Gonjasufi) 2:28
17."Auntie's Lock/Infinitum" (featuring Laura Darlington) 2:44
Total length:39:15
Japanese edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
18."Interference"2:46
19."Backpack Caviar"3:23
Total length:45:24

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[16] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Los Angeles by Flying Lotus". Metacritic. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Los Angeles – Flying Lotus". AllMusic. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Diver, Mike (February 13, 2014). "Clash Likes To Score: Ten 21st Century 10/10s". Clash. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Taylor, Kenn (June 10, 2008). "Album Review: Flying Lotus – Los Angeles". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  5. ^ Carroll, Jim (May 30, 2008). "Flying Lotus: Los Angeles (Warp)". The Irish Times. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  6. ^ Warren, Emma (May 18, 2008). "Flying Lotus, Los Angeles (Warp)". The Observer. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  7. ^ Patrin, Nate (August 29, 2008). "Flying Lotus: Los Angeles". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  8. ^ Mann, Chris (July 18, 2008). "Flying Lotus – Los Angeles". Resident Advisor. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  9. ^ Reeves, Mosi (July 2008). "Mr. Spaceman". Spin. 24 (7). Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  10. ^ Holliday, Lindsey (June 11, 2008). "Flying Lotus :: Los Angeles". URB. Archived from the original on October 16, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  11. ^ Herman, Max (July 17, 2008). "Flying Lotus: Los Angeles". XLR8R. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "RA Poll: Top 20 albums of 2008". Resident Advisor. December 17, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2008 (3/6)". Pitchfork. December 19, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "20 best: albums of 2008 (2/2)". Fact. December 20, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2008.
  15. ^ "The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time (4/5)". Pitchfork. January 24, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "Flying Lotus - Chart history - Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2016.

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