Twice

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  • Summary: The second release for the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Peter Cook was produced by Prince Fatty and features guest appearances from Dennis Bovell, George Dekker, Winston Francis, and Omar.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. Jun 30, 2014
    80
    The daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook continues to find the sweet spot between reggae and dub’s poppier elements and the sheer breeziness of her voice.
  2. Mojo
    May 21, 2014
    80
    With songs about Slits frontierswoman Ari Up and their inspired use of carnivalesque steel pans and soaring Bollywood-styled strings, it also marches to its own beat. [Jun 2014, p.92]
  3. May 27, 2014
    80
    She may be the daughter of punk royalty, but with Twice, Hollie Cook cements her status as a principal figure in the UK reggae scene.
  4. Uncut
    May 21, 2014
    70
    Her second proper LP is a full-on pop-reggae confection. [Jun 2014, p.75]
  5. Jun 18, 2014
    70
    Cook manages to both beguile and enforce her individuality. An album whose appeal grows with repeated listens.
  6. Jun 11, 2014
    70
    Cook's second full-length, 2014's Twice, follows in the same path as her debut, featuring nine tracks dominated by Cook's smooth, slyly sexy voice and arrangements that keep the grooves light but dance-friendly at once.
  7. Q Magazine
    May 21, 2014
    60
    With sympathetic production by reggae stalwart Mike "Prince Fatty" Pelanconi, the results combine Janet Kaye's lovers rock, the Wailers' pop years and the sound of Compass Point studios. [Jun 2014, p.107]

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  1. Aug 19, 2015
    10
    After hearing a few songs from this album in my local record store i had to buy it. Its fun, light, and dance friendly all at once. It getsAfter hearing a few songs from this album in my local record store i had to buy it. Its fun, light, and dance friendly all at once. It gets better and better after every listen! Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2015
    10
    After hearing a few songs from this album in my local record store i had to buy it. Its fun, light, and dance friendly all at once. It getsAfter hearing a few songs from this album in my local record store i had to buy it. Its fun, light, and dance friendly all at once. It gets better and better after every listen! Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2014
    8
    Super super duper moody reggae cheesy heaven. Songs just float in and out, structure is overshadowed by awesome pacing. The whole disc feelsSuper super duper moody reggae cheesy heaven. Songs just float in and out, structure is overshadowed by awesome pacing. The whole disc feels like a hazy dream Expand