The Minutes - Alison Moyet
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  • Summary: The eighth solo release for the pop singer, better known as one half of Yazoo, was produced by Guy Sigsworth.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 21, 2013
    80
    Despite initial concerns, Moyet’s presence gains stature and confidence as the minutes progresses, with Sigsworth’s production and her vocal eventually working together ever so well.
  2. May 21, 2013
    80
    Sigworth is Moyet's musical soulmate and this is her best LP in decades. [Jun 2013, p.103]
  3. Jun 10, 2013
    80
    Her partnership with Sigsworth is a fine, even seamless fit, making this consistent, and satisfying, top to bottom.
  4. Jul 1, 2013
    70
    As a whole, it’s a total trip into Moyet-land, containing moments of curiosity and wonder, Guy Sigsworth as the Hatter pulling the singer to new places with inventive and unusual programming.
  5. May 21, 2013
    60
    Bumpy at times, but worth the effort. [Jun 2013, p.92]
  6. May 21, 2013
    60
    It's a treat to finally hear Moyet stretch herself on a classy and engaging modern collection that's only really let down in places by the santitised electro of one-time Bjork and Robyn producer Guy Sigsworth. [Jun 2013, p.76]
  7. Jun 4, 2013
    60
    Arguably, the album lacks a stand-out killer to take to radio but, by the same token, there’s hardly anything that could be described as filler; it’s a solid and confident collection from a veteran songstress who still has a lot to offer.
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  1. Jun 18, 2013
    9
    Melodic synth punk pop I how I would describe The Minutes from Alison Moyet. Ok I’ve been a fan since her solo debut album “ALF”; which included singles “All Cried Out” and "Love Resurrection". After a couple of listenings to “The Minutes” I fell in love all over again. What a great artist. Well produced with so many hidden musical gems. Lyrics that leave you thinking about life in general; and your own relationships. I myself are very “Happy with you” Alison. (My answer to track "Right as Rain") Collapse