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Nurture

Porter Robinson

2021

Nurture
Album Summary

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Nurture is the second studio album by American electronic music producer Porter Robinson, released on April 23, 2021 by Mom + Pop Music. The album was written in the years following Robinson's debut album Worlds (2014), a period when Robinson struggled with mental illness and writer's block. As a result, the album represents a significant stylistic shift in his work; critics noted that the album features a greater emphasis on acoustic instruments and personal lyrics, while retaining many elements of the innovative electronic style of Worlds. The album also prominently features Robinson's voice, as well as a processed, higher-pitched version. The album features themes of depression, and of learning to find beauty in everyday life and the natural world. Several songs also explore themes of family and love for the first time in Robinson's discography. Several singles were released for the album, beginning with "Get Your Wish" in January 2020. Originally planned for release in September 2020, the album was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading Robinson to alter the tracklist and release additional singles. Nurture released to general critical acclaim, entering popular charts in several regions, including at number 1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums in the United States. The album was also featured on the year-end lists of several publications. Between September 2021 and November 2023, Robinson performed the album in multiple regions as part of the Nurture Live tour.

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Rating

2.85

Votes

55

Genres

  • Electronica

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Fri Mar 22 2024
5

God damn, this was Nails. Really good album choice, and not what I expected from Porter Robinson.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
4

Pleasant; not an artist I'm familiar with, but enjoyed it nonetheless. Enjoyable to work to.

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Sat Mar 23 2024
5

I could not decide if I liked dullscythe or not because it sounds like it's glitching. It almost makes me feel like it's lightning, but I don't know, I think that effect could have been obtained a little more skillfully.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
4

Has a sort of "Sigur Ros but happy" vibe. A good time!

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Wed Mar 27 2024
2

Alright, so I wasn't familiar with either the album or the artist. Thanks for letting me know! Based on what I've read online, it seems a lot of people are really into it. Honestly, it leaves me feeling like I might be missing out. I gave it a listen with an open mind, but I just couldn't find anything to click with

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Fri Mar 22 2024
3

Some interesting stuff here, but for me somewhat afflicted by the one-man-band syndrome that happens when the full product is generated electronically by a single artist. A little overly manufactured and uniform. Some collaborators and real instruments wouldn't go amiss.

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Tue Mar 26 2024
3

Not really my liking, but it wasn't bad

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Mon Apr 01 2024
3

Well mixed, pleasant sound, however nothing too special imho

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Mon Apr 08 2024
3

The more upbeat numbers remind me of going to big tech conferences, when you're gathering for the keynote in the cavernous conference center ballroom, thousands of chairs arranged in a grid pattern, huge widescreen at the front with random factoids popping up while people are getting themselves seated. It's the type of music they play to get people's energy up, but is also inoffensive and bland to some degree. Overall it's okay, just not really my thing. 3 stars.

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Mon Apr 15 2024
3

Electronic music has always been a bit difficult for me, but in this case it is been mixed with acoustic elements and introspective lyrics. And than you have me. Well done!

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Wed May 01 2024
3

Tough call here - on its own, I do enjoy this LP and the complete, calming world it builds across an extended runtime. In the context of Robinson’s discography, however, this was a huge letdown after the triumph of 2014’s ‘Worlds,’ an LP that lived up to its title with some of the most well-defined, expansive tracks of IDM/electronica at the time. Artists are free to change and experiment, and I love it when they do. However, given the wait between ‘Worlds’ and ‘Nurture,’ I expected so much more from the latter LP and felt a little disappointed when the world it built felt so insular and small. Additionally, the instrumentation is relatively homogeneous and the sampling near-nonexistent. It’s still airtight and solidly built, just lacking in scale and verve. Perhaps I’m just completely missing the point here, or am just feeling the results of my own inability to chill out with this chill-out album. Just wanted so much more from this one in the context of Porter’s body of work!

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Mon May 20 2024
3

I like it. Lighter and more electro-pop than a band like Chvrches, who I discovered from this book/list.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
2

While Nurture grew to not offend, it never outgrew those initial, weak artificial sounds. Overreading the feature on Unfold, it's artist typography which doesn't break up the record's energy in any way. Could go either way. The other songs cover a wide range, often slightly glitched, to uncertain ends.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
2

Am I in a mall, or a made-for-TV movie? Or am I in a mall on a made-for-TV movie? I think the person on the cover was murdered in a mall parking lot, and the body was then dumped in a unmowed section of grass nearby. There will be a true crime TV movie made about it, but it will not feature any music similar to the music you hear on this album - only ominous low synth drones.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
2

Electronic - it’s not for me

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Wed Mar 27 2024
2

Easy listening electronica is the sort of stuff that plays while you're waiting for the sessions to start at a corporate retreat. 2/5.

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Mon Apr 15 2024
2

Not really sure what to make of this. Pleasant during work, but not a single moment where I was actually pulled in.

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Fri Apr 19 2024
2

No intention of offending anyone, but sounds as some generic indie sound very popularized in the latest era. Don't find anything particularly ground breaking about this

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