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  • Summary: The former Moloko singer returns with her second solo album.

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Overpowered
When I think that I'm over you I'm overpowered Your data my data The chromosomes match Exact as in matter A matter of fact These amaranth... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Overpowered's bubbling, sensual, and soulful glitterball gems effortlessly tap into the perennial glory of feeling lost and lonely at the disco at the end of the world.
  2. While the commercial potential of her new album may be up for debate, as a showcase for Rosin Murphy’s talent, Overpowered is an enormous success.
  3. Uncut
    80
    The result is a delight. [Nov 2007, p.115]
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    Crucially, her songwriting has deepened and matured. [Nov 2007, p.146]
  5. She's melded the two sides of her history much more seamlessly; four-to-the-floor pop belters mix with touches of electronic and lyrical darkness to make one of the pop albums of the year.
  6. Overpowered is both impressive and incredibly fun, but fun in a way that "Ruby Blue" wasn't: you don't have to think here.
  7. The result is a thoroughly modern pop album that will best appeal to ageing clubbers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Aug 21, 2011
    10
    Murphy is, efortlessly, the queen of electropop and this package of pitch-perfect gems is the living proof. Despite all the great reviews, IMurphy is, efortlessly, the queen of electropop and this package of pitch-perfect gems is the living proof. Despite all the great reviews, I personally think it's never too much to remind how brilliant and glamorous this album is, in an era when new Gagas and Ke$has come out from nowhere every single day. My favourite pop album. Ever. Expand
  2. Mauer
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    how Ruby Blue wasn't a huge success is nothing more than Roisin being too understated and naive in her marketing approach and how Ruby Blue wasn't a huge success is nothing more than Roisin being too understated and naive in her marketing approach and confounding, its a great album. the songs off this Ive heard are lovely and fun, and will be buying soon as I'm paid. Roisin is cooler than most. Expand
  3. DiscoD.
    Nov 16, 2007
    10
    Roisin Murphy is fantastic,she has a great voice,quirky sense of style,great modern electronic classic!!come on people discover her!!
  4. AaronM.
    Dec 4, 2007
    9
    Ruby Blue was excellent in that it offered gorgeous music and fun experimentation. Overpowered is excellent because Roisin has created Ruby Blue was excellent in that it offered gorgeous music and fun experimentation. Overpowered is excellent because Roisin has created electronic house/disco pop without sounding cold or calculated. Expand
  5. Simon
    Jan 13, 2008
    9
    Roisin Murphy shows her essential contribution to the sound of modern music. Filled with inventive lyrics and music, Overpowered is an highly Roisin Murphy shows her essential contribution to the sound of modern music. Filled with inventive lyrics and music, Overpowered is an highly satisfying piece of work. Perhaps less interesting than Ruby Blue, but definitely amusing, entertaining and colorful, it reminds us how Moloko was driven by a potent creator. Refreshing ! Expand
  6. RuanHuman
    Feb 7, 2009
    8
    This album is generally crafty electro-pop, showcasing Roisin's talent both lyrically & musically. Standout tracks include 'Let Me This album is generally crafty electro-pop, showcasing Roisin's talent both lyrically & musically. Standout tracks include 'Let Me Know', 'Overpowered, 'Cry Baby' & 'Movie Star'. Expand
  7. ListenToTheDanielleS
    Dec 11, 2007
    2
    Everything that's wrong with electronic music, all in one convenient package!

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