Dots And Loops (studio album) by Stereolab

Dots And Loops by Stereolab
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 929th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 242 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1997 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (178th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (929th)
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79/100 (from 242 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.4/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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From 09/11/2022 22:11
This album takes a huge dive in terms of its quality after the first 4 songs and it never really recovers from that point. The first 4 tracks are incredible and they really get you in the mood to listen to Stereolab. They capture that electronic style they are going for perfectly and if this was consistently maintained this would be their greatest record. It is chilled, infectious and has some amazing instrumental and vocal moments on there. The sound is so delicate and it just feels so smooth and joyful to listen to. In my opinion, after this the quality takes a big hit and you go down to average or filler tracks for basically the rest of the record. They don't capture that magic again on this record and you are left with the really drawn out conclusion to this release which gets very boring. Overall, an album that has so much potential but they seem to lose their way half way through and the music becomes really dull and uninteresting.
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From 04/11/2017 01:34
jazzier chiller and more polarising than Stereolab's other albums, but my personal favorite.
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From 05/16/2016 01:47
The more you listen to it, it keeps getting better and better, thanks to Youtube for showing me this in the recommended section.
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From 04/17/2016 12:30
Very unique structure of sound with sunny/chill mood. For me their best album.
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From 07/05/2012 02:33
Stereolabs most electronic album
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