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Hive Mind

Album by The Internet
2018, 13 tracks, 1 hour 0 min 32 sec

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May 10, 2019

A Masterpiece Created Together After One Full Year Of Individual Projects

The Los Angeles based band The Internet released their fourth studio album ‘Hive Mind’ in July 2018 from Columbia Records. There is a total of thirteen tracks in this album, where three of them were pre-released as singles. The tracks are composed of not only their usual R&B or soul music genres, but an addition of other genres like jazz, blues, funk and hip hop as well. The album, thus, is a blend of various music genres and has a time length of approximately fifty eight minutes. In this album, they have managed to create their own unique sound mixing a variety of genres that is not very common in the modern music scene. Ben Kaye from Consequence of Sound described the music as “futuristic neo-soul sounds”. The album received very good reviews from various music critics, because of the creativity and depth in their music. NME rated the album 5 out of 5 stars and called it “a towering achievement that combines Motown melodies with pop heartbreak”. The album received 4 out of 5 stars from both The Independent and The Observer. AllMusic rated it 3.5 stars, while The Guardian rated it 3 stars. The American online magazine Pitchfork rated it 8.3 out of 10 and it got an aggregate rating of 83 on Metacritic with mostly positive reviews and almost no negative reviews from both the music critics and listeners. According to the Canadian music magazine Exclaim!, every part of the album is perfect from production to songwriting with no weak points. The digitally processed music is beautifully mixed with their hand-moulded parts which is highly praised by The New York Times. After the individual band members were busy with their solo projects in 2017, they came together in 2018 to work on this album and the result was indeed astonishing. Even after having a unique non-mainstream genre, the album was featured in the music charts in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Sweden and Netherlands. The mix of slow basslines, electronic and non-electronic drums, layered guitar works, horns, keyboards and Sydney Bennett’s vocals with reverbs and echoes without overpowering any of them have beautifully worked out. The Internet, which began as a duo eight years ago in 2011, has now demonstrated a compelling and artistic piece of work as a five piece band.

Written by @Soulbyweekly from SoulByweekly

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Album Info

"Hive Mind"

Released

  • Jul 20, 2018

Genres

  • R&B

Label

  • Columbia

Producer

  • The Internet

About

Hive Mind is the fourth studio album by American R&B band the Internet. It was released on July 20, 2018 by Columbia Records. It was preceded by the singles "Roll (Burbank Funk)", "Come Over" and "La Di Da".
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