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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

  • Summary: The latest full-length solo release from Irish artist Róisín Murphy was produced by DJ Koze.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 7, 2023
    A really masterful album.
  2. Sep 5, 2023
    ‘Hit Parade’ is as colourful and playful as Róisín Murphy herself. Truly a contender for album of the year, Murphy has created an album of true musical depth that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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    Sep 5, 2023
    Bursting with warmth and character even when nearly tweaked beyond the point of recognition, Murphy's voice has rarely had a more satisfying showcase. [Oct 2023, p.31]
  4. Sep 6, 2023
    If Hit Parade isn’t Murphy’s best album, it’s certainly her wildest and weirdest.
  5. A playful record imbued with a sense of mystery and occasional glimpses of autobiography, slowly revealing itself as the cracked mirror image of ‘Róisín Machine’’s bruised optimism.
  6. Sep 7, 2023
    Hit Parade provides ample demonstration of her inherent and infectious sense of fun and her propensity for eccentric bops, qualities which have served her well across the decades.
  7. Sep 5, 2023
    As with her best work, there are some great moments on the record, but overall, Hit Parade is a bit inconsistent; its title is false advertising. It’s a frustratingly uneven album, with just enough genius to make the mediocrity on some tracks stand out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 8, 2023
    A really brilliant, inventive album. What a joy to listen to this. Both DJ Koze and Roisin bring their best to create a unique masterpiece.
  2. Sep 8, 2023
    Absolutely incredible release from one of the greatest. I had full body chills upon listening
  3. Sep 9, 2023
    So happy to discover the musical genius of DJ Koze, absurdist and forward-thinking, something I’ve been looking in music for a long time.