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FKA Twigs


English experimental pop artist releases her follow-up to LP1: an EP pronounced "Melissa"

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  1. 10.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The size, here, plays to twigs’s advantage. The album derives its power from an almost suicidal energy, as if the music the were about to break down the instruments, the deep bass splintering wood, the high falsetto shattering glass
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  2. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Musically, it’s a more focused, coherent application of the same kinds of sounds and vocals used on LP1
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  3. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    No stodgy music writer can prepare ya for the effects this EP will have on yr body – the chills, the aches, the throbs
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  4. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    Role models aren't universal, but if we need a feminist pop star, then twigs is it
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  5. 8.5 |   PopMatters

    The effect of the album is soothing and challenging all at once (Take 1) FKA twigs is striking, stunning weird and if her debut album assured that, this follow-up only strengthened her case (Take 2)
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  6. 8.0 |   NOW

    It's twigs' most experimental offering yet, and a good sign she won't be streamlining her sound for something more accessible (and less exciting) on her sophomore full-length
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  7. 8.0 |   Spin

    On M3LL155X, she does seem to be growing stronger, testing the boundaries between light and unfathomable darkness, the breathtaking and the nauseating
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    The five tracks on ‘M3LL155X’ feel like parts of a whole, musically and thematically connected in a way you wouldn’t necessarily expect from a between-albums EP
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  9. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    This EP deserves both your attention and your respect
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  10. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    By pushing her sound to its outer limits, she’s created a record that sounds at once familiar and exciting
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  11. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The conflicting emotions, the push and pull — these are the sounds of a full person, and twigs conveys that totality in a way very few artists can
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  12. 7.0 |   The Music

    The soundtrack to her own sumptuous yet horrifying, weird, self-directed short film
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