Four Tet: There Is Love In You 

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The stunning 2003 release Rounds catapulted Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) to the brink of indie stardom, and with good reason. The record's organic, sample-based sound offered an electrifying new take on underground DJ music. Years later, such acts as Girl Talk would bastardize the genre through clumsy club bangers, but Four Tet's forte was the opposite: understated, intelligent jams that functioned more as thinking music rather than dancing music. There Is Love in You finds Hebden shifting gears ever so slightly. Instead of samples of acoustic guitars, pianos and drums, Love traffics in chopped female voices and pulsing synths. In fact, it's the most danceable album of Four Tet's career, with tracks fit for the floor or a nice pair of headphones. But nothing is lost; these tunes are as instantly classic as anything Hebden, one of electronic music's finest, has ever done. 4 out of 5 stars.

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