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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the British artist features a guest appearance from Simon Neil.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. Jul 6, 2021
    100
    Punchy, fun and beautifully constructed, ‘Pink Noise’ is the triumphant sound of Laura Mvula finding her feet. A career-defining return that most artists can only dream of; pure synth-pop ecstasy.
  2. 91
    Pink Noise revels in the freedom of moving beyond stress for something peaceful, adding yet another layer to Mvula's already-rich tapestry of sound.
  3. Jul 9, 2021
    90
    It's a wounded if proud and defiant response that draws from vintage high-tech R&B and art pop -- the 1982-1987 era with greatest frequency -- with all sharp edges melted off.
  4. Mojo
    Jun 30, 2021
    80
    Mvula is a gifted arranger with a distinctive cri de coeur, and this is where she soars. [Aug 2021, p.83]
  5. 80
    With all this shiny surface comes depth, too – the hard-won emotional content of these songs is all Mvula’s own.
  6. 80
    Occasionally, the meandering nature of Mvula’s song structures can leave you grasping for more melody, but the moods she creates are always clearly defined.
  7. Jul 7, 2021
    75
    A wonderfully danceable and euphoric piece of electro-pop that is destined to soundtrack many people’s summers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 9, 2021
    10
    Punchy, fun and beautifully constructed, ‘Pink Noise’ is the triumphant sound of Laura Mvula finding her feet. A career-defining return thatPunchy, fun and beautifully constructed, ‘Pink Noise’ is the triumphant sound of Laura Mvula finding her feet. A career-defining return that most artists can only dream of; pure synth-pop ecstasy. Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2021
    10
    It is fantastic to see Laura back with Pink Noise! This album oozes confidence, with funky beats filtered effortlessly through that undeniableIt is fantastic to see Laura back with Pink Noise! This album oozes confidence, with funky beats filtered effortlessly through that undeniable Mvula lens. It’s a must-listen with the power to get you dancing and, in places, feeling more reflective. Welcome back Laura Mvula! Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A massive brilliant with 70-80 stylish pop renaissance this 2021.
    Wonderful vocals, blending with chorus sort of electro and energetic! Absolutely vibrant and brilliant!
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  4. Jul 5, 2021
    10
    I just got the vinyl and couldn't wait to put it on. From the first track to the last there is a wide range of wonderful sounds taking us backI just got the vinyl and couldn't wait to put it on. From the first track to the last there is a wide range of wonderful sounds taking us back to the nostalgia of the 80's. At the same time the album manages to give us something new for the era we live in, making it an excellent listening experience. Well done Laura. Love you much! Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2021
    7
    It is very gelatinous, exquisite in its own kind. Do you know something? If there is one thing Laura have never done, it has been toIt is very gelatinous, exquisite in its own kind. Do you know something? If there is one thing Laura have never done, it has been to disappoint me. She knows how to deliberate excellent tunes under a new conception in each era. Pink Noise is her best work to date; never before has it brought me as much euphoria as I do now.

    fav tracks: "Remedy", "Conditional", "Golden Ashes", "Magical" & "Got Me"
    KEY-TRACK: "Pink Noise"
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  6. Jul 12, 2021
    5
    I loved Sing to the Moon but this one was a huge disappointment. A singer with a great voice chooses to drown her voice in over the top synthsI loved Sing to the Moon but this one was a huge disappointment. A singer with a great voice chooses to drown her voice in over the top synths and autotune. Lots of rave reviews for this, but I guess you have to love Love LOVE 80's synth pop to get this. Expand

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