Body Music

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
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  1. Aug 15, 2013
    60
    At 14 tracks (19 on the deluxe), Body Music feels overlong for a debut, but she’s melodic enough to captivate even when Reid’s hissing minimalism and spastic beats start to feel warmed over.
  2. Mojo
    Aug 13, 2013
    60
    Her candy floss-flavoured cough syrup vocals will be a little sweet for some tastes on first hearing, but when backed up with an acid lyrical kick, the overall effect is devastatingly insidious. [Sep 2013, p.95]
  3. Aug 6, 2013
    50
    On the whole Body Music's tracks feel like little more than fairly unimaginative collage pieces: fifteen years of pop trends, compressed into one very indistinct style.
  4. 60
    Not only do his [Reid's] noises fail to carry the songs, he often loses the songs altogether. They drift away from him when he should be dominating them. And this album is a missed opportunity.
  5. 60
    One of the problems Body Music faces is that it’s an album supporting a string of pre-processed singles.
  6. Jul 29, 2013
    60
    Body Music lacks both the pace and range required to sustain repeated listens, and rests too heavily on one--and even two-year old singles to bolster its overall quality.
  7. Jul 29, 2013
    60
    Body Music, the full-length debut from British duo AlunaGeorge, could have made an excellent EP.
  8. 60
    The combination works best on the single Attracting Flies; less engaging is the descent to playground chanting on Best Be Believing.
  9. Uncut
    Jul 16, 2013
    60
    Body Music has the feel of an album rushed out for the summer. [Aug 2013, p.67]
  10. Q Magazine
    Jul 16, 2013
    60
    A few pop-soul cliches creep into the album's cluttered middle section. But the rest is 21-st-century electronic pop delivered with style and ambition. [Aug 2013, p.106]
  11. Jul 16, 2013
    60
    Reid’s soundtrack is vibrant, but it can’t save the album from its own tedium.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 21, 2013
    9
    Body Music is undoubtely one of the strongest debuts of 2013. Amazing productions and great lyrics, this album can be listened to a lot ofBody Music is undoubtely one of the strongest debuts of 2013. Amazing productions and great lyrics, this album can be listened to a lot of times. Aluna's voice is bittersweet and George productions are unique as they are cathchy. Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    Flawless pop album, less generic than most of pop music nowadays, it's obvious that George Reid's production is brilliant. Diver, Your DrumsFlawless pop album, less generic than most of pop music nowadays, it's obvious that George Reid's production is brilliant. Diver, Your Drums Your Love and Kaleidoscope Love are highlights. Full Review »
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    8
    Great album. Some awesome beats mixed with Aluna's sweet voice, that just work together. Album may lack a bit of a "punch" in a sense ofGreat album. Some awesome beats mixed with Aluna's sweet voice, that just work together. Album may lack a bit of a "punch" in a sense of shaking the scene, but is otherwise a very polished pop album. Full Review »