Somewhere Else

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Some might call it Kylie for hipsters, but it's quite lovely for that.
  2. Feb 26, 2013
    80
    Sally Shapiro has beguiled fans at the intersection of electronic dance music and twee indie-pop with its near-perfect time capsules of ’80s synth-pop. The format hasn’t strayed much on this third full-length album, although the landscape has.
  3. Feb 25, 2013
    80
    As it is, with the improvements, revamps, and overall more interesting arrangements, Somewhere Else manages to be the equal of Disco Romance, and the only reason it isn't better is that it lacks the surprise factor that made Sally Shapiro's debut so breathtaking.
  4. 75
    Somewhere Else makes for an invaluable addition to any self-respecting pop-loving household.
  5. Mar 5, 2013
    73
    In Somewhere Else, Sally Shapiro dip from toe to calf in new soundscapes and are enlivened by the feel.
  6. While Sally Shapiro (the duo) take some much-appreciated baby steps towards new sounds on Somewhere Else, Sally Shapiro the frontwoman remains just as stuck in unrequited love as ever, and the music that supports her is no less bouncy or plasticine as her previous stuff.
  7. Mar 21, 2013
    70
    Shapiro’s enchanting whisper of a voice guides you along, only occasionally bringing you back to earth with lyrics that speak of lost love and struggle.
  8. Mar 8, 2013
    70
    Taken as a piece, Somewhere Else can’t live up to those giddy heights, but its sweetness is still to be savored.
  9. Feb 21, 2013
    70
    Despite their heavy reliance on the past, in Somewhere Else there are more hits than misses.
  10. Mar 1, 2013
    69
    It's not terrible, just uninspired, and only goes to show that the disco romance formula is both harder to pull off and more singular than you'd think.
  11. Feb 20, 2013
    65
    Somewhere Else is largely a more chilled-out affair than its predecessors. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.89]
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  1. Feb 26, 2013
    7
    I would have preferred more technicality in the musicianship but it's pop, so that's okay. Overall I just love her vocal timbre and ability,I would have preferred more technicality in the musicianship but it's pop, so that's okay. Overall I just love her vocal timbre and ability, and how beautifully floats over the electronica beats. It's something you can melt to AND dance to. Really great. Full Review »