Majenta - Jimmy Edgar
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 23, 2012
    70
    As difficult as it is to take Edgar seriously at times, so earnest is he about his sexualised sonic seercraft that resistance is futile. In short spurts, Majenta's kosmische perv-core satiates.
  2. May 23, 2012
    70
    Although Jimmy Edgar isn't the first (or best) to do neo-electro (Chromeo and DāM-FunK come to mind), Majenta shows that he might just be the most believable.
  3. Jun 13, 2012
    40
    It's hard to get too hot and bothered. [No.88 p.55]
  4. May 23, 2012
    70
    [Majenta is] an album that brings the influence of Prince on his music to the fore. It works well, with a healthy funk quotient present throughout, going with some lyrics that might make a grown adult blush but which stop short of being too risque.
  5. 80
    [The songs on Majenta] confirm Edgar's inimitable creative talents.
  6. May 23, 2012
    52
    Unfortunately, more than mediocre tracks or throaty sexual goofs, what does in Majenta is its scattershot nature. There's no flow to the way the album's sequenced, to the point where it seems purely arbitrary. Furthermore, Edgar seems so concerned about skipping between genres that he neglects to refine any one specific sound; even the strongest cuts rarely rise above "nice try."
  7. May 23, 2012
    80
    Quite possibly represents Edgar's most full-blooded work yet.
  8. Jun 1, 2012
    60
    For much of Majenta he seems content to lie back and think of Prince. [Jul 2012, p.71]

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