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  • Summary: The first new full-length release for the British electronic duo features a guest appearance from Prof. Brian Cox and a deluxe edition includes another eight tracks.
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  1. Sep 21, 2018
    80
    Overall, there’s as much room for the head explodeGIF in Monsters Exist; as there is in a WhatsApp group-chat post philosophy lecture.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 4, 2018
    80
    The cumulative effect is upbeat jubilation. [Oct 2018, p.30]
  3. Sep 12, 2018
    80
    With just nine tracks, Orbital once again prove that their chosen genre of music need not be so devoid of emotion or variety, and why they, despite the time off, continue to remain at the top of a heap heavily populated with copycats.
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 4, 2018
    60
    A return to form have they made. [Oct 2018, p.115]
  5. Sep 17, 2018
    60
    There’s nothing here that touches the band’s creative peak--and, honestly, even the best of these nine songs falter next to Wonky’s highs--but there’s just enough pleasure to be gained on Monsters Exist to justify the album as a worthwhile endeavor.
  6. Sep 11, 2018
    60
    Monsters Exist stands as one of Orbital's most frustrating albums--the ideas are present, but the execution simply isn't.
  7. Mojo
    Sep 4, 2018
    40
    Monsters Exist feels like a stadium rave washing machine, stuck on infinite cycle. [Oct 2018, p.88]

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