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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
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  1. Feb 7, 2020
    8
    It's only a slight departure from the sound of Trouble in Paradise, which some people might find insufficient after an almost 6-year long wait, but at the same time, why change the formula that's capable of creating such tunes? Although Supervision definitely feels repetitive at parts, it's a thoroughly enjoyable listen, and feels like Elly Jackson is having the most fun with these songsIt's only a slight departure from the sound of Trouble in Paradise, which some people might find insufficient after an almost 6-year long wait, but at the same time, why change the formula that's capable of creating such tunes? Although Supervision definitely feels repetitive at parts, it's a thoroughly enjoyable listen, and feels like Elly Jackson is having the most fun with these songs than ever before. Do You Feel, Everything I Live For and He Rides are instant favorites, but this 8-track project leaves room for even a couple of growers, too. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2020
    8
    An album absolutely focused on the groove, and even though sometimes I miss the variation of Trouble in Paradise, Supervision is still crazy fun. All killer, no filler.
  3. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    Undoubtedly a very amusing criticism of the musical industry. Elly is happy and we can feel it in each song that gets even bigger when you know the context in which the album was created. Give it time and this record will be understood in the future! Every track looks the same? Nice, it’s is what it is meant to be!
  4. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    Groovy meets deep sensitive lyrics with class and personality, plus an amazing aesthetics and outstanding live performances. Elly Jackson keeps getting better and never boring, expressing herself as an artist with strong opinions as bonus
  5. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    All songs have an ability to instantly capture you in their groove, with an irresistible temptation to tap your foot or bop your head along to the catchy beats without ever being too in your face. Each song builds with great progression and lyrics to match. There's a great tropical disco feel that makes the whole album sound like such a package.
  6. Feb 12, 2020
    8
    Although very similar to trouble in paradise, it’s almost groovier and more subtle! Some of the songs need time to grow but is a great record to have in the background to chill to
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 11, 2020
    60
    The LP's monotonous back half leaves Jackson running to stand still. [Apr 2020, p.111]
  2. Feb 10, 2020
    68
    Despite the album’s lack of big splashes, it still lands like a trip to Florida in February. And at only eight-songs-long, it’s endlessly digestible. Snow, sleet and seasonal affective disorder may rage on, but Supervision is pure warmth.
  3. Feb 10, 2020
    70
    On Supervision, Jackson is at her strongest, both sonically and vocally. She has, for lack of a better term, found her groove: from the pulsing disco rhythms on "Do You Feel" to the synthpop breakup anthem "Gullible Fool", La Roux is once again proving that there's still an audience and a market for music that is fuelled by nostalgic sounds.