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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Danish artist MØ features production from Ariel Rechtshaid, Jam City, SG Lewis, Lotus IV, Sly, Stint, Ronni Vindahl, Linus Wiklund and Yangze.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 90
    Motordrome is a multifaceted delight and an early contender for pop album of the year.
  2. Jan 27, 2022
    80
    These are songs for dark evenings in big cities, dancing through heartbreak. For when you feel small, but anything feels possible.
  3. Jan 28, 2022
    80
    On ‘Motordrome’ she returns fresh and reinvigorated. No longer simply living to survive, MØ is having fun being herself.
  4. Feb 2, 2022
    62
    In her raw, rollicking delivery, MØ does sound comfortable in her skin again, giving the lyric a genuinely openhearted turn. Motordrome occasionally passes through such exhilarating moments, but faceless production too often spins its wheels, making it seem as though MØ is still in search of a sound to match the bravado.
  5. Jan 31, 2022
    60
    Mø’s new-era singles thus far have been earworms – the euphoric Live to Survive, the Ed Sheeran-like Kindness, the more recent electronic ballad Goosebumps. The remainder of Motordrome mostly maintains this hit rate.
  6. 60
    Stand-out moments grab you with their humour – the immensely memorable hooks on show certainly help, too – but after ‘Motordrome’’s fizzled out, you’re left wishing the engines revved a little louder.
  7. Jan 27, 2022
    50
    When Ørsted ramps up the bombast, Motordrome reaches a serviceable level of pop pageantry. But most of the singer’s cooed melodies feel comparatively half-hearted. Ultimately, the album has a way of getting your attention and failing to keep it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 2, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Many of her fans know how much it means to them when they hear a song that reminds them back to MØ’s debut album. This album kind of takes back the production style the debut had, but this time the sound has matured really well. Can’t wait to hear the deluxe version soon! Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2022
    10
    Motordrome is a masterpiece. Hipbones, New Moon and Cool To Cry are the best songs in the album. I love uuu MØ.
  3. Mar 13, 2022
    10
    MØ como sempre nunca fazendo música ruim, simplesmente viciado em todas as faixas e apaixonado
  4. Jan 28, 2022
    8
    It's a really good album, but I liked Forever Neverland more. After such good singles as Kindness and Live to survive I expected a littleIt's a really good album, but I liked Forever Neverland more. After such good singles as Kindness and Live to survive I expected a little more. I really like the whole aesthetic of this era tho. Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2022
    7
    The album starts very strong with Kindness and Live to Survive, but it's not quite able to hold onto the heights reached through the first twoThe album starts very strong with Kindness and Live to Survive, but it's not quite able to hold onto the heights reached through the first two pieces and falls off a bit. The remaining songs aren't bad by any means, they just aren't quite great either.

    The album's pretty melancholy and the songs are for the most part pretty slow, though they remain pretty distinct from each other as far as the songs on the album go, but there's some musical clichés here, in terms of the lyrics and singing style (repeating one word multiple times in a row, for example) and the music itself (for example, some vaporwave elements thrown into the mix because that's cool with the uncool crowd nowadays). If you aren't into slower songs or want some completely original experience, you'll probably be disappointed.

    Still, the album is worth a listen in my opinion. I can definitely think of worse things to subject my ears to for about half an hour.
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  6. Jan 28, 2022
    7
    Album was a fun album with themes that are not so much. It is great for heartbreak or if you just wanna listen to something fun.
  7. Jan 31, 2022
    5
    I felt like this is an album that has the potential but rushed. The album has no overwhelming production and lyrical content.

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