Gotye Making Mirrors
3.6 Ranking: #139 for 2011
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4.5 superbBilly | August 23rd 11

Holy. Fucking. Shit. Wally De Backer strikes again.

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4.5 superbLadakh | September 3rd 11

With astonishing production skills and a great ear for sounds and textural hooks, De Backer has created an album where one song after another becomes your favourite. This album lifted me and made me fall in love harder than at any time in the last ten years. Essential.

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4.0 excellentjackalope11 | February 24th 12

The individual songs are excellent, but it lacks a proper flow in the 2nd half of the album. A really interesting display of vocal talent from Debacker, him sounding totally different in nearly every song. Great production, depth, and lyrical content (ahem, Somebody I Used To Know), but still, no common flow, in my opinion.

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3.5 greatiGuter | January 30th 12

Gotye is an impressive man not only because of his keen pop mind but because he can make an album sensitive and catchy to the nature of what the song requires. Even though this album doesn't hold as much as his debut, he still can form an incredible album out of passion, even if the songs are shorter.

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4.5 superbzillah | December 22nd 11

The most serious complaint I can make against this record is that it's totally scattershot: beginning with a series of songs about post-breakup suffering a la early Death Cab for Cutie, then taking a quick sixties/eighties-neo soul interlude, before mining mid-90s, early-00s sample records ("State of the Art" sounds like the best track that wasn't on this year's DJ Shadow release), then into a set of lovely indie balladry, all retro sweetness and subtle electronics. Amazingly, it's all really good, the sort of music that positively quivers with a sophisticated love of its influences and a genuine love of pop craft. Plus, Wouter de Backer can *sing*, and while he's not diva-ish about it, he certainly lets it show on tracks like "Save Me".The whole thing is good enough to make me feel like thematic coherence is overrated; hell, it's even good enough to excuse "I Feel Better", which is as (superficially) dire as everybody says it is. Everyone claims 2011 has been a great year for music. For me, it's been pretty weak, but this is a redeeming album and a strong contender for my pop album of the year.

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4.5 superbChaly | September 13th 11

The dudes amazing, every song is as good as the last.

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4.5 superbgermandeco | September 6th 11

I've never heard Wally before this album, but I'm now looking back at everything he's done, and I'm looking forward to everything he's going to release. I watched a video on Youtube about how he created the song "Eyes Wide Open" and if you are fan, it is a must see.

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4.5 superbTom | August 31st 11

I feel better, better, better than before (after listening to this).

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3.0 goodcharlie15 | August 23rd 11

I was expecting a dark and immersive record, going by the first release off the album. His slower paced, highly emotional tracks are amazing, however, tracks like 'I feel better' ruin the experience.

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