21 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Don't expect this record to answer its titular question: While SBTRKT's second full-length is a whirlwind tour of textures and moods, it never settles anywhere; that is its genius. Just look at the guest list: A$AP Ferg, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, and others are sonically far-flung but united under these songs' searching grooves. SBTRKT's beats range from the sub-bass–drenched post-dubstep of the title track to the dark, gargled techno of "NEW DORP.NEW YORK" and the warped quiet storm of "Problem (Solved)." As cerebral and inventive as it is viscerally engaging, Wonder is a dark, dizzying thrill.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Don't expect this record to answer its titular question: While SBTRKT's second full-length is a whirlwind tour of textures and moods, it never settles anywhere; that is its genius. Just look at the guest list: A$AP Ferg, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, and others are sonically far-flung but united under these songs' searching grooves. SBTRKT's beats range from the sub-bass–drenched post-dubstep of the title track to the dark, gargled techno of "NEW DORP.NEW YORK" and the warped quiet storm of "Problem (Solved)." As cerebral and inventive as it is viscerally engaging, Wonder is a dark, dizzying thrill.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

patjamesa ,

Sbtrkt is one of my favorite artists

There is no denying, previous album was FIRE. This one.. Idk. Maybe I missed it. I'll have to listen to it a few more times. But.. I'll have to say this... Temporary view is one of my all time favorite songs of all time.

David Goich ,

(a little) disappointing

i have nothing against sbtrkt's sound changing but i expected more after the debut album, which was better than this one

(edit: it’s been growing on me. it definitely, as people have said, takes some listening to. i still don’t find it to be particularly valuable relative to sbtrkt’s previous album, but it definitely has merits more than my previous rating of 2 stars)

Zstick ,

great

very good. Gon stay, temporary view, higher, the title track and maybe are some of the best songs. Big Sbtrtkt fan here.

Not as many actual songs as you would have thought, but still good. The title track seemed sortve anticlimactic, but sbtrkt does what he wants.

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