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Roisin Machine

Róisín Murphy

Roisin Machine

Fifth solo album from the Irish electropop artist and former Moloko singer working with Sheffield producer Richard Barratt

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Skint
UK Release date
25/09/2020
US Release date
25/09/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s autobiography and self-analysis, but it’s so loaded with grandiosity and intensity it starts to feel like a tumble of mythic images
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  2. 10.0 |   Albumism

    An unequivocal triumph
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  3. 10.0 |   NME

    The eccentric Irish icon’s dancefloor-ready record is her most euphoric yet, full of hedonistic singalong hits that will make you really, really miss the club
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  4. 9.0 |   music OMH

    This album has some of the best electronic music you’ll hear all year
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  5. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A sweaty celebration of the dancefloor, its redeeming power making it well worth its lengthy gestation
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  6. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Murphy creates hypnotic dance tracks that are just as suitable for the club as they are for days stuck at home, where restlessness brings out the strangest in us all
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  7. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Róisín Murphy retains her crown on a masterful fifth album
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  8. 8.0 |   Crack

    The album is decadent and indulgent at times and it only adds to the allure
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  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's a deep trip into Murphy's past and future. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    On her fifth solo album, the Irish singer finds a new role as a dancefloor truth-teller, infusing house and disco epics with thrilling expressions of desire, regret, and self-knowledge
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  11. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Every single one of its songs implores you to dance, and in doing so implores you also to forget the human fragility of which you are so incessantly reminded
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  12. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    An iridescent, funky and entirely unique slice of disco
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  13. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Pop outsider and lockdown living-room star Murphy distils her disco expertise and musical idiosyncrasies in songs pulsing with dancefloor power
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  14. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Roísín Machine is among Murphy's best works, a showcase for one of dance music's most endlessly fascinating figures
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Róisín Machine pays homage to her pop and house roots, but this is primarily a disco album – in spirit, if not consistently in style
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  16. 8.0 |   DIY

    If it makes you move, it’s a winner. If it makes you think too, to Róisín, that’s even better
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  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    This is a bold and confident record with nothing to lose
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  18. 6.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    While Róisín Machine is probably the most straightforward album she’s made, and is clearly within her wheelhouse, it just leaves a desire that she had pushed things even further, as we know she’s capable of doing
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  19. 6.0 |   The FT

    The Irish singer-songwriter’s fifth solo release is clubby, foreboding and polished


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