Sensuous - Cornelius
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70

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  • Summary: Eclectic Japanese indie-rocker Keigo Oyamada returns with his first Cornelius album in five years.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Think of Sensuous as like walking round a modern art museum: sometimes difficult to fathom, always a perverse thrill.
  2. Ultimately, Cornelius has shown that he stands alone when it comes to future pop, and the results are an exceptional pleasure to hear.
  3. You really won't find a more interesting, intelligent or wonderful dream of an album as 'Sensuous' all year.
  4. 70
    Sensuous goes so far beyond the borders of radio-friendly melody that it's hard to recognize the Cornelius of bygone days. [May 2007, p.93]
  5. It's often as befuddling as it is brilliant.
  6. Too often proceedings feel half-baked. [May 2007, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AdamE
    May 1, 2007
    10
    If only more artists were as innovative and talented as Cornelius....
  2. Herman
    Apr 25, 2007
    9
    Cornelius has created a beautiful and mind bending journey through a musical landscape.
  3. GeraldK
    Apr 25, 2007
    9
    Not as great as Fantasma but more profoundly beautiful than Point. This is such a breath of fresh air to my speakers.
  4. AndyR
    May 2, 2007
    9
    Superb!!
  5. Nick
    May 9, 2007
    9
    I thought Point was really great, and while this didn't quite capture the heights of that album, it's still as unique an album as I thought Point was really great, and while this didn't quite capture the heights of that album, it's still as unique an album as you can find these days. I saw him live playing most of the songs off of this album and now I have a real appriciation for it. Expand
  6. mikes.
    May 13, 2007
    5
    Solid release, but the album is a complete mess, Cornelius was at his best when he's more focused on pop beach boy tunes as he was on Solid release, but the album is a complete mess, Cornelius was at his best when he's more focused on pop beach boy tunes as he was on fantasma. Lack of structure and discipline with this release. Expand