- Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Los Angeles-based Scottish electronic pop artist features songs co-written with Calia Thompson-Hannant (aka Cecile Believe).
- Record Label: Future Classic
- Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
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The WireAug 8, 2018From its cryptic title to its discombobulating assemblage of stylistic approaches in the track listing, Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides is chaotic and disjointed. ... Bringing a range of seemingly contrasting elements together, SOPHIE has been problematising commonly accepted binaries since dropping the berserk dance pop of “BIPP” on Glasgow’s Numbers label in 2013. [Sep 2018, p.49]
Jun 15, 2018OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES showcases SOPHIE's most alluring, interesting, fascinating, creative yet weirdest and most experimental side.OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES showcases SOPHIE's most alluring, interesting, fascinating, creative yet weirdest and most experimental side. Vocals may be sometimes overlaid by the intense production of the album though.
Best Tracks: All
Worst Tracks: None… Expand
Aug 11, 2018On this album Sophie proves that she is one of the most talented producers now. If you listen Ponyboy you must understand it. What about theOn this album Sophie proves that she is one of the most talented producers now. If you listen Ponyboy you must understand it. What about the pure masterpiece Whole New World / Pretend World? This genius song make you feel like you from another planet. I think, a very little stars can create this effect on their music.… Expand
Jun 16, 2018ÁLBUM DEL AÑO, NO ME SALGAN QUE ES ALGÚN OTRO PORQUE NO LO ES, MI PELUCA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH, ME ACABAN DE ENCONTRAR MUERTA DESPUÉSÁLBUM DEL AÑO, NO ME SALGAN QUE ES ALGÚN OTRO PORQUE NO LO ES, MI PELUCA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH, ME ACABAN DE ENCONTRAR MUERTA DESPUÉS DE ESCUCHARLO, MANAS DE BAB ESPERO Y VEAN ESTO Y VENGAN A DARLE 10 A EL ÁLBUM DEL SIGLO… Expand
Jun 18, 2018This is some high quality experimental music here. Tests the boundaries of electronic and pop at the same time. Not too many albums can go soThis is some high quality experimental music here. Tests the boundaries of electronic and pop at the same time. Not too many albums can go so far but feel so close. Invokes strong emotions at its highest moments. There isn't a dull moment here.… Expand
Nov 25, 2018Fantastic album, I love Shophie's choices of textures and sound, from the striking percussion in "Ponyboy", to the eerie, organic sounds ofFantastic album, I love Shophie's choices of textures and sound, from the striking percussion in "Ponyboy", to the eerie, organic sounds of "Is It Cold In The Water" and the ultra-distorted voice in "Whole New World", she's both agressive and organic at the same time.
Sophie makes sounds that pierce through your eardrums and drill into your brain, the sounds here are overwhelming and powerful, but also so organic and, sometimes, delicate.
You have songs like Ponyboy, which SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE OPENING TRACK, that is just so strong, each pound is agressive, mechanical, robotic and organic all in once.
And also songs like "It's Okay To Cry", which is like Sophie meets Crystal Castles' soft songs(the lost sibling of "Child I Will Hurt You"), it's so vulnerable and sincere that it's hard to believe that it was composed by the same person who wrote "spit on my face, put the pony in his place"(love this line, by the way).
Overall, it's great, but it also has a big flaw in my opinion: the tracklist itself. Shophie chose some weird sequences. I mean, you start with "It's Okay To Cry", a slow, calm and emotional song, and then you're presented with "Ponyboy", or "Is It Cold In The Water"/"Infatuation" followed by "Not Okay"(and then back to "Pretending"). I think it was intentional, maybe, but it doesn't really work for me. My personal tracklist would be:
1 - Ponyboy
2 - Faceshopping
3 - Immaterial
4 - Is It Cold In The Water?
5 - Infatuation
6 - It's Okay To Cry
7 - Pretending
8 - Not Okay
9 - Whole New World/Pretend World
To me, the first half sounds more coherent and the middle is like a "break"(both in the sound and conceptually, with the emotional ones), ending with "Not Okay" and "Whole New World" back with fierceness.
Pearly Tracks: Ponyboy, It's Okay To Cry, Faceshopping, Whole New World, Immaterial, Not Okay
Too Oily: Pretending, Infatuation… Expand
Jun 29, 2018Um álbum totalmente diferente de tudo de hoje em dia e nos últimos anos, SOPHIE prova que além de ser uma produtora nata, consegue entregarUm álbum totalmente diferente de tudo de hoje em dia e nos últimos anos, SOPHIE prova que além de ser uma produtora nata, consegue entregar trabalhos autorais tão bons ou até melhores quanto suas produções para diversos outros artistas. Is It Cold In The Water? é provavelmente a melhor música de PC Music que já ouvi na vida.… Expand
Published: November 26, 2018Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 200 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find all of the individual lists and 2018's consensus 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|
|Room 25 - Noname|
|Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] - John Lennon|
|...And Justice for All [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition] - Metallica|
|Assume Form - James Blake|
|Socks - JD McPherson|
|More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 - Bob Dylan|
|Holy Hell - Architects|
|Honey - Robyn|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Chris - Christine and the Queens|
|El Mal Querer - Rosalía|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|I Loved You at Your Darkest - Behemoth|
|Negative Capability - Marianne Faithfull|
|Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt|
|Cocoon Crush - Objekt|
|You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters|