Bassnectar’s limitations show through in ‘Unlimited’ [Album Review]

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A staggering amount of time and work goes into the creation of a full length album. In today’s musical landscape, the instant gratification afforded by the Internet demands that musicians frequently and consistently release singles in order to stay relevant, while the effect of streaming’s preeminence upon royalties entails that artists must now tour more than any prior point in music history.  To release a single LP amidst the current state of the music industry is a huge accomplishment; passing the ten album milestone is nothing short of legendary. For a referential frame, Led Zeppelin’s discography spans nine albums, while The Who have released eleven to date.Bassnectar’s newest album, Unlimited, is his twelfth to date. Since proffering his debut album Freak Beats for the Beatfreaks in 2001, Lorin Ashton has released a full length album almost every single year. Though Ashton took breaks from releasing albums in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2013, he released five EPs during this time, as well as a slew of singles and remixes amidst a perennial touring schedule. Since launching his career, Bassnectar has essentially been in a perpetual state of production and performance, earning him the status of being one of the busiest — if not the busiest — figures in dance music. Given the absurd productivity of

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