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  • Summary: The five-track surprise EP for the British artist was co-produced with Boots, Cy An, and Tic.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    M3LL155X, whatever the hell it is, is perfect. Rarely have five songs sounded so cohesive, or made such a dramatic statement.
  2. 100
    Notionally a five-track EP, M3LL155X is in its fullest realisation an art film/performance (co-directed and co-choreographed by her), freely available on YouTube.... Musically, it’s a more focused, coherent application of the same kinds of sounds and vocals used on LP1.
  3. Aug 27, 2015
    90
    The vocals still send chills down the spine and everything becomes more grand and obtuse with every song. FKA twigs is striking, stunning weird and if her debut album assured that, this follow-up only strengthened her case.
  4. Aug 19, 2015
    80
    On M3LL155X, she does seem to be growing stronger, testing the boundaries between light and unfathomable darkness, the breathtaking and the nauseating.
  5. Aug 26, 2015
    80
    Here twigs sounds even more poised and self-assured.
  6. Aug 21, 2015
    80
    The music is spacious, paranoid and sultry; the lyrics are ­suggestive and knotted.
  7. Aug 19, 2015
    75
    The challenge of teasing audience expectations and controlling an artistic persona would seem far greater. With this EP, twigs pulls it off expertly, fracturing and blurring her musical self.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Aug 20, 2015
    10
    Best album that has come out so far this year, much more energetic than LP1. The song "In Time" featured on this EP is probably one of twigs'Best album that has come out so far this year, much more energetic than LP1. The song "In Time" featured on this EP is probably one of twigs' more commercial and relatable songs and is one of the highlights of the album. Overall the album is still experimental, but shows twigs' growth as an artist in an ode to female power. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2015
    10
    Well, FKA twigs is slaying again as she always do. This EP is such a masterpiece i'm in love with all the songs and, particularly, with GlassWell, FKA twigs is slaying again as she always do. This EP is such a masterpiece i'm in love with all the songs and, particularly, with Glass & Patron, i don't care if this EP has "just" 5 songs, still amazing and with a incredible sonority which just FKA twigs know how do. Expand
  3. Nov 9, 2015
    10
    Uno de los mejores trabajos de FKA Twigs, perfecta composición y producción admirable, me encantó todo el álbum y mi canción favorita es I'mUno de los mejores trabajos de FKA Twigs, perfecta composición y producción admirable, me encantó todo el álbum y mi canción favorita es I'm Your Doll, debo decir que sentí la pasión que ella siempre pone en sus letras y todo el dolor sabe como expresarlo. Me ha dejado con ganas de más y debido al éxito de este álbum, espero ver mucho de ella por los próximos años. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2015
    10
    One of the best EP's that has come so far this year, and I'm not a twig's fan. But she is soooooo amazing.
    I love the visuals too.
    One of the best EP's that has come so far this year, and I'm not a twig's fan. But she is soooooo amazing.
    I love the visuals too.
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  5. Apr 30, 2019
    9
    Revisiting the EP format by way of self-directed and choreographed art film, M3LL155X [Mellissa] further develops her ability to createRevisiting the EP format by way of self-directed and choreographed art film, M3LL155X [Mellissa] further develops her ability to create cohesive yet subtly different bodies of work, this time with a renewed sense of inter-connectivity that rewards repeated listens and analysis while being equally (if not more) enjoyable than her previous outings. Expand
  6. Feb 24, 2018
    9
    'M3LL155X' is a catchy and upbeat version of its predecessor 'LP1'. With 'M3LL155X', FKA Twigs discusses her insecurities with love, sex, and'M3LL155X' is a catchy and upbeat version of its predecessor 'LP1'. With 'M3LL155X', FKA Twigs discusses her insecurities with love, sex, and pregnancy. Mellissa is FKA Twigs' spirit that grants her the desire to be a mother, and the album shows how Mellissa slowly takes over Twigs in a dark and creepy way with tracks like "Figure 8". Overall, it is definitely an enjoyable EP for listeners who adore alternative or dark pop.
    Strongest Tracks: "Figure 8", "I'm Your Doll", "In Time"
    Runner-ups: "Glass Patron", "Mothercreep"
    Weakest Tracks: N/A
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  7. Sep 25, 2015
    0
    Very disappointed. Expected better
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    3artsy5me. www I bask in the brilliance of FKA Twigs. Her wonderful combination of hip-hop and
    Very disappointed. Expected better
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    I bask in the brilliance of FKA Twigs. Her wonderful combination of hip-hop and electronica is simply ART. Do you see the cover ART? That is ART. She is an ARTist. Do you see that she is too ARTistic to even spell "Melissa"? That is ART.

    Has anyone ever noticed how anyone reviewing anything by FKA Twigs talks about how said album is "art" and then reiterate about how its "art" and it's artistic merits.. We should be able to listen and judge for ourselves rather than having how artistic it is hammered in our heads several times. Y'all should write for Pitchfork! Lol

    For real though, M3LL155273627187236726182X (3artsy5me) is just simply more of the same from one of the most overrated pop singers out at the moment. She tries so hard to be seductive and artsy, but she always comes off as a try-hard. There isn't much here that you haven't already heard in LP1 (another overrated album of hers). Uses some autotune here and there as well. I don't understand the hype behind this singer, to be honest.
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