Overpowered - Roisin Murphy
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Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: The former Moloko singer returns with her second solo album.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  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, IMurphy 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. JesusR.
    Oct 30, 2007
    10
    Album of the year.
  3. TexB.
    Nov 14, 2007
    10
    Roisin Murphy's second solo album is nothing short of a masterpiece. This is the kind of work that combines all the best "Roisin" Roisin Murphy's second solo album is nothing short of a masterpiece. This is the kind of work that combines all the best "Roisin" you've ever heard - the amazing grooves of the best Moloko tunes (but in a totally original disco-meets-electronica-meets-blues-meets-new wave concoction) with Roisin's quirky solo style and a beautiful, sharp yet almost velvet-like clear voice. I have followed Roisin since the "do you like my tight sweater" days of the mid-90s and "Overpowered" makes you feel like this is what it's all been building up to. Nothing short of brilliant. It's difficult to pick favorite tracks, but "You know Me better"; "Primitive"; "Dear Miami"; "Cry Baby"; Scarlet Ribbons" and "Body Language" all deserve six shining stars. Finally "Tell Everybody"...deserves seven.... Buy. This. Album. Now. Expand
  4. JeremyF.
    Nov 2, 2007
    9
    Nearly perfect.
  5. DavidC
    Jan 10, 2008
    9
    Gorgeously Sexy and a fantastic singer to boot. A highly varied album but with 7 or 8 top notch tracks, takes me back to when dance music was Gorgeously Sexy and a fantastic singer to boot. A highly varied album but with 7 or 8 top notch tracks, takes me back to when dance music was fresh in the mid 90's. Expand
  6. ClifC.
    Dec 1, 2008
    8
    Very good album! Great production , and some of the songs have the best beats of 2007 (like "Cry Baby"). She wants to innovate, and she does, Very good album! Great production , and some of the songs have the best beats of 2007 (like "Cry Baby"). She wants to innovate, and she does, but there are moment where she has to be more simple, she gets herself confused and makes us feel confused. But I admire for how she changed her music universe, beginning her solo career with a Nu Jazz/Electronic album, "Ruby Blue" (that was really great too); to an Electronic/Electro-pop/Dance/Pop album. Expand
  7. ListenToTheDanielleS
    Dec 11, 2007
    2
    Everything that's wrong with electronic music, all in one convenient package!

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