Overpowered - Roisin Murphy
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Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: The former Moloko singer returns with her second solo album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Overpowered's bubbling, sensual, and soulful glitterball gems effortlessly tap into the perennial glory of feeling lost and lonely at the disco at the end of the world.
  2. While the commercial potential of her new album may be up for debate, as a showcase for Rosin Murphy’s talent, Overpowered is an enormous success.
  3. This is an album that exceeds expectations and is unlikely to disappoint those who do bother to listen to it.
  4. Crucially, her songwriting has deepened and matured. [Nov 2007, p.146]
  5. She's melded the two sides of her history much more seamlessly; four-to-the-floor pop belters mix with touches of electronic and lyrical darkness to make one of the pop albums of the year.
  6. Overpowered is both impressive and incredibly fun, but fun in a way that "Ruby Blue" wasn't: you don't have to think here.
  7. Not once does Overpowered really drag its feet, but it never truly impacts with the might one could possibly expect from an artist with such a fine pedigree.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Aug 21, 2011
    10
    Murphy is, efortlessly, the queen of electropop and this package of pitch-perfect gems is the living proof. Despite all the great reviews, I personally think it's never too much to remind how brilliant and glamorous this album is, in an era when new Gagas and Ke$has come out from nowhere every single day. My favourite pop album. Ever. Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    I think this album is brilliant,

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