Sheath (album)

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Sheath
Lfo sheath.jpg
Studio album by LFO
Released 22 September 2003 (2003-09-22)[1]
Genre IDM, acid techno
Length 46:47
Label Warp Records
Producer Mark Bell
LFO chronology
Advance
(1996)Advance1996
Sheath
(2003)
Singles from Sheath
  1. "Freak"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
BBC Music favorable[4]
Billboard favorable[5]
The Observer 5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork 7.3/10[7]
Playlouder 4/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine B[9]

Sheath is the third studio album by British IDM project LFO. It was released on 22 September 2003 by Warp Records.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Sheath received an average score of 73% based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5 and called Mark Bell "the most imaginative producer in British techno."[3] Dominique Leone of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.3 out of 10, writing, "Bell's strength seems to reside in his softer sides that fools me into thinking his more extroverted outings are lacking."[7]

Paul Sullivan of BBC Music wrote, "the album manages to re-capture some of the original pioneering spirit that made Frequencies such a tour-de-force."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Blown" 6:02
2. "Mum-Man" 3:40
3. "Mokeylips" 4:02
4. "Snot" 2:55
5. "Moistly" 4:12
6. "Unafraid to Linger" 4:35
7. "Sleepy Chicken" 3:58
8. "Freak" 4:13
9. "Mummy, I've Had an Accident..." 5:02
10. "Nevertheless" 3:50
11. "Premacy" 3:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WARP RECORDS | LFO | SHEATH | WARP110". Warp Records. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Sheath by LFO". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Bush, John. "Sheath - LFO". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Sullivan, Paul (2003). "LFO - Sheath - Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Klein, Joshua (3 September 2003). "LFO, "Sheath"". Billboard. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Reynolds, Simon (21 September 2003). "LFO, Sheath". The Observer. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Leone, Dominique (12 November 2003). "LFO: Sheath". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  8. ^ Moffat, Iain (18 September 2003). "LFO: Sheath (2003)". Playlouder. Archived from the original on 20 November 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  9. ^ D'Cruz, Matt (2 October 2003). "LFO - Sheath". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 

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