Somewhere Else - Sally Shapiro
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  • Summary: This is the third release from the Swedish electro-pop duo of Johan Agebjörn and Sally Shapiro.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
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  1. Some might call it Kylie for hipsters, but it's quite lovely for that.
  2. 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.
  3. Mar 5, 2013
    73
    In Somewhere Else, Sally Shapiro dip from toe to calf in new soundscapes and are enlivened by the feel.
  4. 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.
  5. Jul 17, 2013
    60
    Overall, Elsewhere is that rarity of a companion album that works well on its own.
  6. Mar 7, 2013
    60
    While the songwriting is more varied here than on previous LPs (Shapiro sometimes causes rather than experiences heartbreak), the pop hooks don’t always ascend to the maximal sound they aim for.
  7. Feb 20, 2013
    40
    At its best, Somewhere Else produces a few tracks worthy of putting on and dancing to in the middle of the night. At its worst, it's repetitive material that should've stayed on the cutting room floor.

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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. Collapse