5 years of Ruby Blue

Later this month it is 5 years ago that Roisin released her fabulous debut solo album Ruby Blue.

In my opinion Ruby Blue is the best and most original work Roisin has produced, together with Moloko's Statues.

The album was a collaboration between Roisin and Matthew Herbert, who has a unique electro-acoustic approach to music. Herbert's production and Roisin's voice blend in perfectly together on the album, to an extent where one constantly complements the other.

This month I will dedicate a whole series of posts to Ruby Blue. There will also be a poll which will give you a chance to say which is your favourite song on the album.

Ruby, we used to love you truly
You used to make us laugh
It really was a gas...


Someone from Poland said...

Great !!
By the way, I transfered myself more back in the time at this moment, because fortunately I found some new old things whiches charmed me.
I meant such things like these from Moloko yet:

Sing it back MOLOKO France 25.9.1999
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSECtGEf96w )


Moloko - Are 'Friends' Electric (Gary Numan Cover)
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pk6Tx5AxB8 )

Don't ask me about my reaction, because it is hard to explain :D

Now, I give myself a pause(finally almost summertime), but it can't stop me to look at this blog from time to time and leave something :D

Lou said...

How time flies!

Ruby Blue was a wonderful album... still is!
Happy Anniversary on the 5 years of Ruby Blue Roisin, hopefully lots more great material and Ruby Blue still one to be remembered!

x x

Anonymous said...

funny how you let us say the final line:

"... but now you're a bore"

jo said...

it is a rather interesting choice for a quote, i must say. although i assume it was unintentional.

Lianne said...

Ruby Blue is my favourite solo-Róisín album, Doctor my favourite Moloko album.
In my opinion is Sinking Feeling her best song ever.

Tortuga said...

i have the same opinion, Ruby Blue is the number one on my collection, this album, it really was and before and an after in the history of music and in my life.

SHREM said...

Ruby Blue thread what a great idea, looking 4ward 2 all the June posts then... I'm not leaving the city today then I guess... :-)

Walter Mace said...

I'd go so far as to call Ruby Blue one of the best albums of the 2000s, up there with Goldfrapp's Felt Mountaint. Nothing out there sounds remotely similar.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% Walter Mace. Ruby Blue remains in my top 5 albums of the 2000s. It is pure genius that still sounds fresh today

Someone from Poland said...

From Ruby Blue album, first of all:

1. If We're in Love

2. The Closing of the Doors

3. Sow into You

Love it.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree! "Ruby Blue" and "Statues" are her best works. "Ruby Blue" is a timeless masterpiece. Her first solo shows were total perfection, too. I'll never forget the first Amsterdam show in 2005 (July)! Just great!

Hopeless Optimist said...

I also was at the Paradiso show in Amsterdam in July 2005. Pure genius!

Do you remember the bit where she tore her dress while changing and had to hold it to her chest to avoid flashing?

Michel said...

A masterpiece. I really miss this period. And I hate the people she's working with now...

Matthew Herbert, Mark Brydon, where are you?

Anonymous said...

I completely agree it is her best solo work... nothing like it will ever be again.

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Anonymous said...

Ruby Blue is the best record she has ever done, INCLUDING the Moloko era.

One of the best albums ever made and this is not an exaggeration.