Rating: 95 / 100 “An assortment of nostalgic effects and melodies form the foundation of a modern musical artifact that is genuinely retro without pandering to generic commercial sensibilities. The song entries are packed with elegant and memorable moments, and they canvas the recording’s running length to create a true synthwave space epic.”
Rating: 88 / 100 “The flawless sound production and detailed technical execution are enhanced by a host of guest artists who create unique and memorable songs, some with stellar vocal performances, and the resulting effort is one of the best the genre has seen.”
Rating: 49 / 100. “Meteor has somehow taken a step back to simpler, less energetic songwriting with fewer surprises, leaving the listener to struggle through repetitive beats and prosaic melodies that rarely aspire to be anything more than ordinary.”
Another solid release from a synthwave mainstay
Rating: 38 / 100. “Even after multiple listens, Kalax’s songs fail to distinguish themselves from one another. They bleed together in a prolonged drone, occasionally broken by the distant wailing of the saxophone or a dreary vocal contribution.”
Bold experimentation and a commitment to nostalgia help Eighties Kids stands out as a modern synthwave gem.