UK Metro: 5 stars for Overpowered

This wonderful album review comes from today's Metro:

Former Moloko frontwoman Roisin Murphy has already amassed a splendid back catalogue through a combination of pop flair and offbeat flourishes.

Aside from a few summery remixes, however, the mainstream has always seemed slightly intimidated by her wiles – something which deserves to change with this major label second solo album.

Overpowered is both surreal and incredibly immediate: there isn't anything that complicated to 'get'. Murphy sounds fantastically versatile and looks fabulous, so if she doesn't score a hit this time, maybe there isn't much point to the commercial charts after all.

While her 2005 solo debut was a collaboration with kindred wild card Matthew Herbert, this is a poppier hook-up with Seiji (Bugz In The Attic), Andy Cato (Groove Armada) and Richard X.

Each of these 11 tracks exudes a heady electro-soul energy, whether on the urgent disco of current single Let Me Know or the eerily downtempo Scarlet Ribbons. And who else could make these lines from the title track sound seductive: 'Your data, my data/ The chromosomes match'? Get your coats, everybody – we've pulled.

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