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  • Summary: British alternative rock band Everything Everything's frontman Jonathan Higgs tried A.I. to help form lyrics for the quartet's sixth full-length release.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  1. musicOMH.com
    May 23, 2022
    90
    Six albums in and Everything Everything continue to find new ways of developing their art, and yet the feeling remains they still have an enormous amount of potential to fulfil. Raw Data Feel, one of their very best achievements, gives a strong indication they are getting there.
  2. The Line of Best Fit
    May 23, 2022
    90
    Through a dizzying blend of experimentation, innovation and stylistic idiosyncrasy Everything Everything have created another peerless record with Raw Data Feel, one which proves once more that the horizons the band chases are theirs and theirs alone.
  3. The Telegraph (UK)
    May 20, 2022
    80
    It sounds gimmicky, but far from it: Raw Data Feel is a thought-provoking experiment that aims to reshape the dissociation and damage caused by endless scrolling into fodder for the dance floor.
  4. New Musical Express (NME)
    May 20, 2022
    80
    A few good lyrics (“You’re in love with the future / I don’t know why”) and some bad (“Why don’t you listen to your momma? / She’s old”) stick out, but the narrative hook is stronger in theory than in practice. ... The music on ‘Raw Data Feel’ is the band’s best, catchiest and most focused to date.
  5. Record Collector
    May 23, 2022
    80
    In attempting to circumvent the human mind, Everything Everything have found their heart, and made their finest album yet.
  6. DIY Magazine
    May 20, 2022
    60
    It’s a largely hit-and-miss pop record.
  7. Pitchfork
    Jun 1, 2022
    48
    Raw Data Feel might be the most confident album Everything Everything have ever released, but in a way that feels deeply hubristic. If this album were a person, it’d be that pompous, motormouthed philosophy undergraduate who treats seminars like extended soliloquies.

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  1. May 21, 2022
    10
    A master work from one of the greatest alternative bands of their time. If you already know the band, this will be one of your favourites ofA master work from one of the greatest alternative bands of their time. If you already know the band, this will be one of your favourites of theirs. The band manage to balance a mixture of their old albums with a completely new sound. If you haven't EE before, gear up. You're really in for a treat! STAND OUT TRACKS: Teletype, Jennifer, HEX, Kevin's Car, Born Under a Meteor. Expand
  2. May 30, 2022
    10
    Raw Data Feel is 14 hits in a row. I can't remember the last time a 50+ minute album went by so quickly. The first half is more streamlinedRaw Data Feel is 14 hits in a row. I can't remember the last time a 50+ minute album went by so quickly. The first half is more streamlined pop-rock while much of the second half is more the ADHD-infused style EE is so distinct for, both sides with the same creative instrumentation and singular vocal performances. The lyrical content here is some of the best/weirdest Jonathan has ever penned (with so many easter eggs from their past records). Alex and co. knocked it out of the park with the production...too much good stuff to say. AOTY for me so far. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2022
    10
    Puck fitchfork is all that I really have to say here, of course a Conde Nast publication trying so desperately to be a monolith would revilePuck fitchfork is all that I really have to say here, of course a Conde Nast publication trying so desperately to be a monolith would revile against actual art. Expand
  4. May 22, 2022
    9
    Easily one of Everything Everything's best records in their current discography. Ironically for a album called 'Raw Data Feel' this is clearlyEasily one of Everything Everything's best records in their current discography. Ironically for a album called 'Raw Data Feel' this is clearly Everything Everything's most human and emotional record to date. Personal favourites include: Leviathan / Metroland Is Burning / My Computer / I Want A Love Like This / Kevin's Car. Expand
  5. Jun 18, 2022
    9
    I signed up to Metacritic just to post a few comments because of the appalling, churlish and miserable review from Pitchfork. This LP isI signed up to Metacritic just to post a few comments because of the appalling, churlish and miserable review from Pitchfork. This LP is fantastic. Great songs, beautifully produced eclectic while remaining resolutely distinctive... It's been a long time since I've listened to album from beginning to end.
    The one really notable thing that this ridiculous pitchfork review neglects to mention is its humour.
    Pitchfork bookmark going in the bin.
    Highly recommended...
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  6. May 22, 2022
    9
    I love Everything Everything, have since "Man Alive", this album is great, better than 95% of the stuff out there, but I've noticed when EEI love Everything Everything, have since "Man Alive", this album is great, better than 95% of the stuff out there, but I've noticed when EE releases a great album "Get To Heaven" or "Re-Animator", the next release isn't as great. That's how I feel about "Raw Data Feel", some great tracks, and it sounds as if EE wanted to prove that if they were around in the 80s' they'd be one of the top acts, so, it is super fun in that way, but some of the tracks are clunkers for me. Expand
  7. May 21, 2022
    9
    Easily their best since Get to Heaven. Each track has its own personality and it's their sonically most diverse since Get to Heaven. I have toEasily their best since Get to Heaven. Each track has its own personality and it's their sonically most diverse since Get to Heaven. I have to admit, over the last two albums, I'd been a little disappointed, but this shows they are back in full force!

    Each track is such a banger, full of danceable beats and grooves. My personal favorites are "Teletype," "I Want a Love Like This," and "Shark Week," but every song on this will be stuck in your head for days. I don't say this lightly, I expect this to become one of my favorite albums this year, very easily.
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