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  • Summary: The singles collection from the British electronic producer Samuel Long features songs released between 2013 and 2015.
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Lemonade
lemonade, l-l-lemonade (lemonade, l-l-lemonade) lemonade, l-l-lemonade (lemonade, l-l-lemonade) I got something to tell you hope you'll understand I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 1, 2015
    92
    Product is simply forward-thinking, flawlessly-produced electronic music that wants no more than to slap a grin on the dance floor.
  2. 80
    He has cultivated an allure and a presence by, paradoxically, remaining extremely quiet for long-periods of time. He has survived through the quality of his creative vision. Product streamlines this vision into a singular "product" that although is not an essential purchase, is still essential listening.
  3. Dec 2, 2015
    80
    Product is Sophie's debut LP, collecting four previously released singles plus four new ones in a concise introduction to a producer who has quickly crafted a style and perspective all his own.
  4. 75
    The bottom line is this: Product is a great album, even though it isn't exactly surprisingly great. Many of Sophie’s best tracks, come to find out, are the ones we’ve heard since 2013.
  5. Uncut
    Dec 11, 2015
    70
    They never outstay their welcome or settle into anything as complacent as a groove, leaving nothing behind but a sugary residue and a feeling of faint violation. [Jan 2016, p.80]
  6. 67
    Though Product is billed as a singles collection, its sequencing matters like an album; the track’s placement lets it bow under the weight of all the bizarre moments that precede it, leaving gashes too deep for it to be as treacly and plasticine as its title might suggest.
  7. Dec 1, 2015
    40
    Curiously, the tracks that smugly seem to be going out of their way to get on your nerves aren’t the most infuriating thing about Product. The stuff detailed above makes up the rump of the album, but it’s not the whole story. There are a handful of instrumentals, which, if not terribly substantial, are at least intriguing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BGV
    Jun 24, 2019
    10
    One of the most innovative takes on pop and dance music. SOPHIE is really setting the standards for the future of pop.
  2. May 2, 2017
    9
    Not really a proper album, but as a collection of singles, Product is about as good as you can get, and it's surprisingly cohesive too. SOPHIENot really a proper album, but as a collection of singles, Product is about as good as you can get, and it's surprisingly cohesive too. SOPHIE is definitely someone to watch out for in the future, he's making some of the most exciting, forward-thinking, flawlessly produced music right now (also see Charli XCX's excellent Vroom Vroom EP which he produced). It sounds like avant-garde bubblegum pop dance music from the future, and there's nothing else like it Expand
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    8
    'PRODUCT' is a fun and poppy collection of music by producer Sophie. Although the whole experience throughout the album is a literal emotional'PRODUCT' is a fun and poppy collection of music by producer Sophie. Although the whole experience throughout the album is a literal emotional rollercoaster, some tracks on this compilation are, to be honest, very annoying and redundant. Songs like "Vyzee" and "Elle" are two unnecessarily bloated and dull tracks, but on the contrary, fantastic songs like "Lemonade" are way too short.
    Strongest Tracks: "Bipp", "Elle", "Hard", "MSMSMSM", "Just Like We Never Said Goodbye"
    Weakest Tracks: "Elle", "L.O.V.E."
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  4. Dec 3, 2015
    7
    The slow build up of minimalist beats and confused synth riffs combined with odd and somehow disturbing lyrics are sure to please any of fanThe slow build up of minimalist beats and confused synth riffs combined with odd and somehow disturbing lyrics are sure to please any of fan of experimental and slightly off-beat electronic music. Expand
  5. Jan 4, 2016
    1
    Dont let pretentious reviewers fool you. This is pure unadulterated trash. This cant even be enjoyed ironically. A sad indicator of the stateDont let pretentious reviewers fool you. This is pure unadulterated trash. This cant even be enjoyed ironically. A sad indicator of the state of the music thats pushed by the likes of pitchfork. Expand