Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Oct 14, 2014
    90
    This album, with its pristine interiors, captures the intimacy of her trauma perfectly. It’s as immaculate as a hotel in a JG Ballard novel, and just as bloody scary.
  2. Oct 8, 2014
    90
    Unflesh is a bold and assertive statement for what pop music can do in 2014.
  3. Oct 8, 2014
    85
    An incredibly physical record (both tonally and lyrically) with a greater focus on percussion.
  4. Oct 29, 2014
    80
    Unflesh is a truly brilliant piece of work, and the sound of an artist trailblazing through as of yet uninhabited territory--here's hoping it's only the beginning.
  5. Oct 8, 2014
    80
    Unflesh is at times a disturbing and upsetting listen, but it is also a triumph of will over circumstance.
  6. Jan 12, 2015
    70
    In her synthetic universe, nothing is stable and anything can be a threat, a condition she greets with matter-of-fact bravery even at her most fragile moments.
  7. Nov 3, 2014
    70
    Gone are the solemnly brooding Knife-like synthscapes and the ethereal soprano. In their place are sickly synths, wobbling queasily around the mix; relentlessly shuddering beats hammering at your skull from the inside; crunching electronic distortion and sinister skittering rhythms.
  8. Although inescapably discomfiting, the music’s complex textures keep the listener snared.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 17, 2014
    8
    It's dark, upbeat, and a little unorthodox. Most tracks are interesting to listen to all the way through. However, some of the lyrics can be aIt's dark, upbeat, and a little unorthodox. Most tracks are interesting to listen to all the way through. However, some of the lyrics can be a little tongue-in-cheek at times, specifically parts like in Belly of the Beast, where the main lyrics are "I'll take it like milk from a baby..." However, it's worth a listen and it's great for lovers of industrial electronic. Full Review »
  2. Feb 24, 2019
    10
    avant-garde queen, gazelle twin never disappoints, unflesh is pure art, love her.
  3. Jul 29, 2015
    10
    Unflesh is a deeply emotive album that touches on many dark themes such as miscarriges, euthanasia and depression. With focused productionUnflesh is a deeply emotive album that touches on many dark themes such as miscarriges, euthanasia and depression. With focused production and a more consistent sound than her previous album, Unflesh may make the listener feel unsettled, but if you listen closly to the lyrics, you relize that this woman is in pain, which makes this album one of the most facinating, disturbing and emotional albums ever made. Full Review »