Saturday, November 03, 2007

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

After a decade fronting Moloko and a first solo-album recorded two years ago with Mathew Herbert, Roisin Murphy is still able to surprise us with another twist. "Overpowered", her new album, is a long take from the exquisite sounds of 2005's "Ruby Blue", being basically a collection of very accessible electro-disco-pop songs. Inviting many well-known dance producers like Richard X, Groove Armada's Andy Cato, Jimmy Douglass, Seiji (Bugz in the Attic), Ill Factor, and Parrot & Dean, everything is really well-crafted, elegant and professionally done, I guess with the aim to create a classic pop album. The only problem is the fact that sometimes everything sounds too calculated, lacking an extra spark that could take "Overpowered" to riskier places where no one had been before, something we know that Roisin is very capable of. Without that, everything runs a bit too smoothly, but we're still left with some immaculately-produced songs, her always-incredible voice (and an equally-incredible accompanying new visual) and the fact that her song-writing has never sounded better. For now, it's more than enough. (7/10)

Roisin Murphy - Let Me Know (video)

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1 comment:

tgv said...

Este disco é muito bom. A senhora saiu-se bem e de que maneira!
Cada música cativa o ouvido mais desatento. Excelente escolha.