Overpowered

  • Record Label: EMI
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2007
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic 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. 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.
  4. This is an album that exceeds expectations and is unlikely to disappoint those who do bother to listen to it.
  5. In a year of low-stakes disappointment for European pop, Overpowered is a triumph.
  6. Mojo
    80
    The joyous next single, 'Let Me know,' along with dark gems such as 'Primitive' and 'Movie Star,' make this close to a modern synth-pop classic. [Nov 2007, p.90]
  7. Q Magazine
    80
    Crucially, her songwriting has deepened and matured. [Nov 2007, p.146]
  8. Uncut
    80
    The result is a delight. [Nov 2007, p.115]
  9. Overpowered is both impressive and incredibly fun, but fun in a way that "Ruby Blue" wasn't: you don't have to think here.
  10. Overpowered is a silvery mirrorball of a record that perfectly illuminates the neon heart of Saturday night.
  11. 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.
  12. The result is a thoroughly modern pop album that will best appeal to ageing clubbers.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    I think this album is brilliant,
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2016
    9
    Roisin's second album is a electronic and tribal masterpiece. Moving from electronic jazz to indie dance suited her quite nicely. It isRoisin's second album is a electronic and tribal masterpiece. Moving from electronic jazz to indie dance suited her quite nicely. It is refreshing to have a dance album that feels effortless. Download: Let Me Know, Movie Star, You Know Me Better. Full Review »