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  • Summary: The fifth studio release for the Norwegian singer-songwriter features contributions from Anthony Gonzalez of M83, Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist, Svein & Torbjorn from Röyksopp, and the Trondheimsolistene Chamber Ensemble.
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Fade Away
This is the sound of your heart The sound of your heart, it sounds lonely I think we're drifting apart We're drifting apart, ever so slowly Fade... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Feb 19, 2015
    100
    Ten Love Songs is an enormously creative, endlessly surprising album.
  2. Feb 19, 2015
    100
    It’s both appealingly direct yet perfectly thought-through.
  3. Feb 19, 2015
    80
    The core remains. It is a worthless task to try and work out exactly what exactly it is Sundfør practices, beyond an extreme form of uncompromising pop.
  4. Mojo
    Feb 19, 2015
    80
    For it's pop smarts, Ten Love Songs feels like Sundfor's international breakthrough. But it's everything else--the disquieting atmosphere, her voice, the sinuous, haunting melodies it carries--which sets it apart. [Mar 2015, p.93]
  5. Uncut
    Feb 25, 2015
    80
    Ten dark and lovely reasons why love hurts. [Apr 2015, p.84]
  6. Feb 19, 2015
    70
    The bag is mixed, and the lyrics often seem a bit familiar, but Sundfør's shadowy contributions to an often-tired genre are undoubtedly unique.
  7. Apr 20, 2015
    70
    The frequent Röyksopp collaborator has clearly learned a thing or two from the dance mavens, sprinkling Ten Love Songs with the mainstream-minded, four-on-the-floor thumping that should make American pop stars seethe with envy.
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  1. Mar 27, 2015
    10
    It's an album whose sound is huge and atmospheric. Susanne manages to find a perfect balance between gorgeous electronics and chamber music,It's an album whose sound is huge and atmospheric. Susanne manages to find a perfect balance between gorgeous electronics and chamber music, inserting a majestic organ on "Accelerate" and "Fade Away" and stretching out a glorious baroque pop moment on the epic "Memorial". It's a departure from her usual sound, sometimes her music on "Ten Love Songs" is actually radio-friendly ("Kamikaze" being a full-on eurodance-ish killer track, also one of the record's highlights), but each song retains her genius, her lyrics and her signature unsettling atmosphere. It's less darker, but she pulls off a beautiful style shift. Her less sparkling tracks like "Trust me" or "Silencer" are amazingly done and blend perfectly in the mix. I have nothing bad to say about this record, and I can actually say that this genre fits her really well and enables her to expand her creativity and be more daring. "Ten Love Songs" is a musical adventure, sometimes blazing, sometimes chilled out, but always surprising. One of the best pop albums in recent years. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2016
    10
    When you look up "Exellence" in a dictionary, you'll see the definition to it is "Ten Love Songs by Susanne Sundfør". Arguably best album ofWhen you look up "Exellence" in a dictionary, you'll see the definition to it is "Ten Love Songs by Susanne Sundfør". Arguably best album of 2015, and one of the best from this decade. Expand
  3. Aug 9, 2020
    10
    One of the best records of the past decade, and still sounds fresh! Melodies get stuck in your head forever. Never heard of her, but thisOne of the best records of the past decade, and still sounds fresh! Melodies get stuck in your head forever. Never heard of her, but this record is criminally underrated. Expand
  4. Jan 27, 2016
    10
    EXCELLENCE IN TEN SONGS. Oh LOrd please this album is so freaking perfect I'm serious where can you find another masterpiece likeEXCELLENCE IN TEN SONGS. Oh LOrd please this album is so freaking perfect I'm serious where can you find another masterpiece like this?...nowhere because it's unique PERIOD! Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2015
    8
    Some of the tracks aren't that interesting, some seem to drag, but each song offers something different. That is very appreciated. Sonically,Some of the tracks aren't that interesting, some seem to drag, but each song offers something different. That is very appreciated. Sonically, each song is an experience. "Kamikaze" and "Trust Me" are excellent songs, and the record as a whole is a mature form of pop that isn't heard too often. Expand
  6. Mar 26, 2015
    8
    Ambitious synth and baroque pop tunes make Ten Love Songs a poignant, melodic, and impressive release from this veteran songwriter. Overall,Ambitious synth and baroque pop tunes make Ten Love Songs a poignant, melodic, and impressive release from this veteran songwriter. Overall, one of the best of 2015 so far. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2015
    7
    A bit too accessible than I like a Susanne Sundfor record to be, but I'm not surprised that this is what she put out after working with M83A bit too accessible than I like a Susanne Sundfor record to be, but I'm not surprised that this is what she put out after working with M83 and Royksopp so much over the past couple years. Lots of "bangers" on this one which I tend to skip, but the non radio-friendly tracks are stellar (Darlings, Silencer, Insects). All in all a decent record, but I hope she goes back to creepy weird chamber pop music for her next set. Expand

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