Twisted Tenderness

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Certainly a vast improvement from their sophomore effort... what makes Twisted Tenderness so vibrant is how Electronic placated their lushness for more of a moody demeanor, mysteriously similar to the likes of U2's electric distortion found on 1997's Pop.
  2. 70
    The album is haunted by echoes from both Marr and Sumner's past lives, which dates it a bit. But the duo shows a rare aggressive side on the album, which crackles with attitude even while indulging Sumner's moony, depressive lyrics.
  3. Electronic, if not exactly rejuvenated, are rewired, recharged and, really quite good again.
  4. Twisted Tenderness hits its turning point on the title track (RealAudio excerpt), a solitary, surefire progressive-house hit that recalls the Pet Shop Boys' 1999 album, Nightlife. From that point the album's energy improves considerably -- so there's the twist: It's not new, but it's improved.
  5. The results, although respectable, were never going to ignite anything like their former glories.
  6. The occasional brush with former glory, such as "Vivid" and the title track, isn't enough to make up for the eager-to-please inadequacies of the other material.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. .
    Jul 5, 2007
    10
    absolutely l brilliant best album saved for last
  2. GeorgeG
    Oct 14, 2006
    10
    My point of view - very good music!!!
  3. CarlS
    Jun 26, 2004
    10
    All of Electronic's album work is essential, but this is their best work. I loved this so much I got the deluxe version as well, an All of Electronic's album work is essential, but this is their best work. I loved this so much I got the deluxe version as well, an absolutely unmissable collection of melody and rythm. Full Review »