Hands - Little Boots
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  • Summary: The debut album for the singer-songwriter was produced with Greg Kurstin and Joe Goddard.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
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  1. On Hands, musically she's great?at taking superstar glamour to the streets: It's megaclub gold for the broke-ass rest of us.
  2. It’s the type of near-perfect, swooning synth-pop rush that Oakey was riding with the Human League in the ’80s.
  3. The directness and consistency of the album's production, vocals, and stylistic approach leave a great deal of the focus on the songs themselves, which is good, because songs are arguably Hands greatest asset.
  4. The vintage futurism that drapes Hesketh's songs has stayed in vogue, and there's fun to be had here.
  5. 60
    Little Boots emerges with a debut album that is disappointingly similar to the sound of 2001 or 2005. [Jul 2009, p.91]
  6. While her first full-length album, Hands, smacks of trying too hard (Hesketh skittishly rotated through several different producers, and the sound is all over the map), most of the songs are imminently playable on their own terms.
  7. Her debut album, indeed, is something of a mess, the sense being of an artist trying to run before she can walk. [Jul 2009, p.123]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Aug 24, 2011
    10
    Uma voz simples mas eficiente, o uso MUITO bem elaborado de um instrumento novo chamado Tenori-On e conhecimento musical. Ã
  2. May 30, 2012
    9
    This album is a great mix of electro pop and tuneful melodies, highly recommended if your into the musical stylings of Ladyhawke and Sleigh Bells!, Recommended for all ages. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    8
    Little Boots delivers on her debut album. This serves as a starting point for what I hope to be a exciting and long career. Download: Remedy, Earthquake, Mathematics, Ghost Expand