Ellipse - Imogen Heap
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  • Summary: This is the third solo album for the British singer-songwriter.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. This beguiling third album deserves to be her breakthrough moment, though the absence of an obvious 'Hide and Seek'-style focal point may hinder its chances.
  2. Ellipse is some of her most wide-ranging work, physically and musically speaking.
  3. On Ellipse she presents mini-symphonies of herself, with vocoders and Auto-Tuned versions of her helium-filled voice floating in and out of songs that glide--the amazing 'Canvas,' the magic patchwork quilt of 'Earth'--more than they drive.
  4. Now and then strings peek out, gently accenting the soaring vocals. ['Half Life is] a fitting close for an album of such quiet elegance.
  5. Ellipse is typically facinating and frustrating. [Oct 2009, p.112]
  6. If you're a fan of her previous work, or even just like some good old-fashioned, earnestly well-crafted songs, then this is an honourable addition to the genre.
  7. The result is a muddled collection of gently electronic pop that vacillates between mildly engaging and outright boring, a prime candidate for scoring teen TV dramas and stocking Starbucks shelves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13