Women's Studies

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  • Summary: The Chicago producer/DJ's latest album of electronica features influences from a variety of genres, such as jungle and ragga, as well as the Chicago house subgenre known as juke or footwork.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 19, 2011
    It's lurid, it's fun, it's omnipresent across all cultures, and yet no one wants to talk about it. This is the vibe that holds Women's Studies together.
  2. The Wire
    Jun 13, 2011
    That persistent footwork pulse holds the album together, preventing it from dispersing into a grey stew of genres. [May 2011, p.53]
  3. May 19, 2011
    Murderbot could conceivably do more to smooth out his productions, but what he wants to do is duct-tape his record collection together and find pleasure at the resulting contraption. If you share his obsessions--or are merely curious about them--you're invited to smile and dance with him.
  4. Dec 19, 2011
    Murderbot delivers the goods necessary to get people on the floor and moving their feet without resorting to standard four-on-the-floor cliches.
  5. May 19, 2011
    Still, for all its buzz and energy, Women's Studies does feel frantic and maybe even a little cluttered, as if Murderbot has felt compelled to insert a passing reference to every genre of music he has ever appreciated.
  6. Q Magazine
    Jun 8, 2011
    An exuberant mash-up of all sounds urban. [July 2011, p. 111]
  7. 60
    It's all solid stuff, but if Murderbot wants to be an ambassador for the genre, then perhaps he should try tackling less divisive subjects, such as politics or war.

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