Add N to (X)
Loud Like Nature
Four albums into their career, and the UK’s Add N to (X) deliver their definitive highpoint so far, finally realizing the potential of their former endeavors, and establishing a truly unique and defined voice for themselves. Loud Like Nature is their most unified album yet — paradoxically so, considering how the trio mainly recorded songs apart from each other, only occasionally working together on different tracks.
The result, then, offers proof that Add N to (X)’s peculiarity rests as much in the diverse expressions of the band’s members, as in any singular idea of what they should sound like. And from the garage-y electro-punk of opening “Total All Out Water” to the spacy “Party Bag” and the hip weirdness of “Large Number,” Loud Like Nature offers the most curious, exploring and confident electro-trash you’re likely to hear in a while. A brave and inventive album that refuse to be held down by conventional barriers of genre or style.
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