Aug 12, 2014"LP1" is one monumental debut in Pop music, the poster child [reminiscence] of the Björk's- Aaliyah's and Portishead's delivers with a more"LP1" is one monumental debut in Pop music, the poster child [reminiscence] of the Björk's- Aaliyah's and Portishead's delivers with a more complete experience than ever!
"I love another, and thus I hate myself" are the on-going words for the opener "Preface". Words directly brought out from a poem by Sir Thomas Wyatt, and formally based upon, conceptually that is the placement of this album over some experimental and soul[ed] production and lyrics.
From heavenly beginnings, the deeper the cuts plays on the more pattering, heavy and haunting the music goes.
The visually Queen of the Damned, ancient Egyptian inspired leading single of off the LP, "Two Weeks", (and this years most refreshing tune) features her most breathy, melodic, straightforward realm but also capturing a catchy and interesting both sonically- vocally performance of what contemporary Pop/R&B on the radio been missing. A power ballad, though rawer and more vivid than others with it's desperate "Pull out of the incisor, give me two weeks/You won’t recognize her/Mouth open you're high; Motherf**ker, get your mouth open you know you’re mine; I can f*ck you better than her" all sung in a hypnotizing and soulsucking sensual falsetto ontop of extravagantly- dazzling and bombastic instrumentals.
The minimalistic touch and climaxes of previous work continues a way on here, tracks like the 'not so present now', heartbreaking, lonely and the polishing verse-to-verse melody of fellow UK artist Rita Ora's "R.I.P", "Pendulum" whom for every chorus that serves builds up to more epic. With guitar riffs that beatifully stretches, pianos who add drama and wash of synthesizers circled around the starts already atmosphere but looses up from every second that is of spac[e]ious feel when the intense get harder for the minute that displays and as the titel itself, it feels like death nearby your throat with the many instruments and futuristic cards being thrown at.
FKA twigs varies though on her characters than what was on her EP's, she has a control of not being too one dimensional as in when Psalm like sung "Closer" comes by. And not to just drop by out of nowhere, it feels natural and organic, slightly cuter and less out there at your face despite the lyrics. The high pitched vocals that inconsistently shows through the song is a sweet put from the darker steam that is on the album, Vampire Weekend-esque as had on their last year album with the track "Ya Hey".
"Is she the girl from the video/Stop, stop lying to me" sings twigs in a higher register, that yeah could play on -acts- not necessarily, but if we are being rather specific it talks about her career being the girl in the music videos as a dancer for artists like Jessie J. The track is "Video Girl", a track with one of this years most infectious yet simple choruses with it's "You lie and you lie and you lie" it is a track that seems to be self questionable a little bit, but more so a dialogue discussing her career before taking music seriously.
The production on the album is handled by twigs herself and the frequent collaborator from "EP2" and Yeezus producer Arca, involved on board is also Paul Epworth who was behind Adele's "21" (Grammy winning album and singles), Emile Haynie who is responsible for Kanye West's "Runaway", the multi-talented Sampha and Dev Hynes (whom I assume had his hands on the guitarrs). Musically it is cohesive, extremely so managing juggling 808s, electronic and it's scraping (knife hitting) beats. Successfully having a sound, a memorable touch all through and so is the lyrics and delivery.
The experimentation with genres, so to say a Beyonce, The Weeknd to Trip-hop, UK electronic- and Alternative music is a blend on here, making it an experience to broader audiences for many to enjoy and find pieces from. It may not be perfect, but the emotion from it is the winning point.
This is a testament, FKA twigs is pushing [boundaries] a step in music, evoking influences of classics and modern artists and making this into a platform, a new and fresh sound for others to catch on to.
"LP1" is one of the most wonderful, heartbreaking and creative releases tackling lust, fantasy, realism of love, identity and self independence.
"Just like you/I just touch myself".… Expand
Sep 11, 2016A monumental start for a irreverent artist whose creativity blows everyone's mind. It is really hard to describe such a deep and immaculateA monumental start for a irreverent artist whose creativity blows everyone's mind. It is really hard to describe such a deep and immaculate album like LP1, you just get lost between the oneiric atmosphere that she is able to pursuit during this masterpiece.… Expand
Aug 26, 2014O tão aguardado álbum da rainha Twigs foi finalmente apresentado para o público e esse é um dos melhores álbuns do século e com certeza doO tão aguardado álbum da rainha Twigs foi finalmente apresentado para o público e esse é um dos melhores álbuns do século e com certeza do ano. Já trabalhou com a rainha do UK, a famosa Jessie J e com certeza deve ter aprendido muita coisa com ela. Adele foi derrotada mais uma vez e todos os Grammys que essa gorda já ganhou deveriam retornar e serem dados para o LP1 onde é anos luz melhor que o 21.… Expand
Oct 4, 2014What say about this LP? F****** AWESOME. So hypnotic and theses experimentals songs made me fly. Don't have words to describe it. She's a veryWhat say about this LP? F****** AWESOME. So hypnotic and theses experimentals songs made me fly. Don't have words to describe it. She's a very great artist.… Expand
Sep 13, 2014"LP1" is the best R&B debut album of 2014 so far! With her excellent debut album, Tahliah Barnett creates her own style. Every single track is"LP1" is the best R&B debut album of 2014 so far! With her excellent debut album, Tahliah Barnett creates her own style. Every single track is so different than any other R&B song we used to listen to.… Expand
Jul 14, 2018Beautiful. The choruses are fantastic, and her sound is so unique. She has a incredible and lovely voice. The production is outstanding and soBeautiful. The choruses are fantastic, and her sound is so unique. She has a incredible and lovely voice. The production is outstanding and so adventurous. Some songs sound a little rushed and underwhelming (just two), but they still have the same qualities that make the rest of the album so incredible.… Expand
Aug 13, 2015This album was absolutely terrible. The synthesizer makes an extremely edgy sound that hurts my ears and most of the music sounds just likeThis album was absolutely terrible. The synthesizer makes an extremely edgy sound that hurts my ears and most of the music sounds just like random noise. I was looking forward to this album but listening to it was a complete waste of time. Don't make the same mistake as me.… Expand
Published: December 2, 2014Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 130 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
Awards & Rankings
|The Beatles [White Album] [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - The Beatles|
|Music from Big Pink [50th Anniversary] - The Band|
|Electric Ladyland [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
|Appetite for Destruction: Super Deluxe Edition [Box Set] - Guns N' Roses|
|Room 25 - Noname|
|More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 - Bob Dylan|
|Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] - John Lennon|
|Holy Hell - Architects|
|Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album - John Coltrane|
|...And Justice for All [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition] - Metallica|
|Honey - Robyn|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Chris - Christine and the Queens|
|El Mal Querer - Rosalía|
|An American Treasure [Box Set] - Tom Petty|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|Cocoon Crush - Objekt|
|I Loved You at Your Darkest - Behemoth|
|You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters|
|Be the Cowboy - Mitski|