What does it sound like?:
It has been eight years since Murphy’s last album, Overpowered, one of the great lost pop albums of the last ten years. Now the ex-Moloko singer returns with an album of dark, pulsating dance tracks. Eight songs, all over 5 minutes long, one stretching out to over 9, this album takes a few listens to get into, but once the songs worm their way into your brain, you’re hooked. The first track, Gone Fishing, perhaps the weakest, meanders a bit too much, but the the album kicks into gear with Evil Eyes and then never lets up. Beautifully sung, Murphy’s voice giving depth to cryptic lyrics while synths pound and the bass pummels you into submission. There is dark disco here, but also touches of jazz. Standouts are Exploitation, Uninvited Guest and House of Glass. A superb return.
What does it all *mean*?
That one of our quirkiest pop stars is back and in fine form. Her previous solo albums, Ruby Blue and Overpowered are well worth listening to. As is the stuff she did with Moloko. Murphy has a voice of great range and emotion and really should be a bigger star than the cult artiste she currently seems to be.
Goes well with…
Might suit people who like…
Something dark and electronic. The messier end of Trip Hop.