Blank Project - Neneh Cherry
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  • Summary: The Swedish pop singer worked with producer Kieran Hebden and RocketNumber Nine on her first solo release in over 18 years.
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
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  1. The songs are sparky and Cherry is in excellent voice as she raps, sings and swings against the sparse, drum and bass-style backing orchestrated by Four Tet.
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    90
    From front to back, Blank Project is riveting uneasy listening.
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    This lean, hungry and impeccably intense record is everything the involvement of those collaborators [RocketNumberNine & Kieran Hebden] might lead you to hope for, and a lot more besides. [Mar 2014, p.95]
  4. Feb 21, 2014
    80
    The glue between ten ambitious tracks, she holds her own and sounds more relevant than ever.
  5. Mar 6, 2014
    80
    Lyrically, this may be the work of a 49 year-old woman, with its ruminations on family, married life and paying the bills, but, in terms of its energy and sheer lust for life, it could not sound fresher.
  6. Feb 25, 2014
    75
    Here Cherry proves that comeback [2012's That Cherry Thing] was no fluke.
  7. Feb 18, 2014
    60
    Cherry's still youthful voice and angsty lyrics feel somewhat disconnected from these dubby rumbles and dirges. [Mar 2014, p.73]

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  1. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    Pretty much the best comeback of the year with stunning tracks like 'Blank Project' ' Cynical' 'Dossier' and '422' anyway the whole album isPretty much the best comeback of the year with stunning tracks like 'Blank Project' ' Cynical' 'Dossier' and '422' anyway the whole album is perfection. Best album of 2014. Hands down! Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2014
    5
    There's like 2 or 3 good tracks here, but they're not enough to make this album remarkable in any way. These tracks are: Naked, Spit ThreeThere's like 2 or 3 good tracks here, but they're not enough to make this album remarkable in any way. These tracks are: Naked, Spit Three Times, and 422. Expand