Sparks - Imogen Heap
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  • Summary: The fourth solo release for the British singer-songwriter includes guest appearances from deadmau5 and Vishal-Shekhar.
  • Record Label: RCA
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    80
    It often feels more like a particularly ambitious performance art project than a collection of songs. But persevere and you'll be well rewarded.
  2. Aug 21, 2014
    80
    The most vital strand of Sparks, probably, is its quality.
  3. Sep 22, 2014
    80
    By the end of Sparks, there is really nothing else left to do but marvel at the brilliance of Imogen Heap.
  4. Aug 19, 2014
    70
    The circuits run deep, but Heap keeps the machines from winning; even when experiments spin out of her control--or produce the occasional inert result--it comes honestly from messy curiosity, not mechanical autopilot.
  5. 67
    It’s a challenge to listen intently, to absorb the myriad strands she weaves together, so repeat exposure is both necessary and ultimately rewarding.
  6. Aug 22, 2014
    64
    Sparks is an album containing its share of diamonds, but only if you’re willing to sift through the rough in order to find them.
  7. Aug 19, 2014
    40
    While it's easy to admire the ambition of this album, it isn't always easy to listen to.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Aug 29, 2014
    9
    This is a near flawless work of art. It's not half as contrived as half the pop albums that come out these days and Heap herself is oneThis is a near flawless work of art. It's not half as contrived as half the pop albums that come out these days and Heap herself is one joyful, quirky breath of fresh air. This is a beautiful album. Expand