Island Fire - Gemma Ray
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the British pop singer was written while she was sidelined in Australia by Icelandic ash in 2010.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    An album packed with thoughtful adventure and mischief. A true gem. [May 2012, p.83]
  2. May 23, 2012
    80
    Ray is a shining example of creating your own world and inviting the listener in with tunes you can whistle after the first play.
  3. Jul 25, 2012
    80
    Island Fire wends its way through a variety of approaches, all of which have her own stamp on them first and foremost.
  4. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    there is an extremely satisfying sense of fun throughout Island Fire (despite the dark content) and Ray is very much in on the joke.
  5. Apr 25, 2012
    60
    Tasteful as well as gifted. [May 2012, p.105]
  6. 60
    She's far less successful when she goes into full-on retro pop mode, as on the incredibly cloying 'Put Your Brain In Gear' and 'Runaway', but when she decides to plump for the darker end of the spectrum, she shines.
  7. Aug 29, 2012
    40
    Ultimately, though, this is an overwrought mess of an album, with songs that try way too hard to do far too much.

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