Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £5.79

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Statues [CASSETTE]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Statues [CASSETTE]


Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Amazon's Moloko Store

Music

Image of album by Moloko

Photos

Image of Moloko
Visit Amazon's Moloko Store
for 40 albums, 10 photos, discussions, and more.

Product details

  • Audio Cassette (3 Mar. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Echo
  • ASIN: B00008COPE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,750,006 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By russ t on 14 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
...anyone who's bought a Moloko album usually knows what to expect by now - the singles, a lot of filler and maybe one or two listenable tracks among this filler. Not a great recommendation, but Moloko albums have been consistently self indulgent not-particularly-interesting affairs.
Until Statues.
Housed in a bizarre sleeve showing Roisin emerging from a Cornish harbour, drunk as a skunk and sloshing her beer everywhere. This is one cool, cool lady.
Familiar Feeling opens Statues beautifully - the intro alone is worth the price of the album... blissful.
There's only one duff track on the album - and strangely, it's track 2, the old-style Moloko rears its ugly head on 'Come on', a painful choppy tuneless number that grates, especially coming right after the divine Familiar Feelings. The good news is that there's only one bad track - next up is the electronica tinged Cannot Contain This, five and a half minutes of technofoolery and arched, aloof vocals.
The best track on the album is the impossibly beautiful title track. Sounding like a modern day Marianne Faithfull, Roisin sings Moloko's greatest lyric.... "if all the statues in the world would turn to flesh with teeth of pearl, would they be kind enough to comfort me?".... the song ends with Roisin singing what appears to be the theme from 70s cop show The Gentle Touch - and it's no bad thing. This sounds like a band at their peak who know it - it's a brave song and it dazzles on an album full of gems.
The gloriously sassy, self assured Forever More is next, all throbbing pulsing bass and dark techno burbles - sounds like the sort of track Grace Jones would give her hat collection away for.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Anyone who has been bouncing along, again and again, to Moloko tunes of the past - probably mainly 'Sing it Back', 'The time is now' and 'Pure pleasure seeker' - and have prayed and wished that Moloko would make a full album of pure genius - the wait is over. 'Statues' is the first album to fully show Moloko's incredible talent - who would have thought they could create an album this - not only funky (we knew that) - but also stunningly beautiful, cool and calm. 'Forever More' challenges any cool Moloko mix ever made - there is no way of listening to this without dancing, the deep thumping bass shoots straight to the core of your bones. The surprises are the massively beautiful and heartbreaking, slower, darker tunes like 'Statues', 'Over and Over' and 'The only ones' - It's almost unreal to hear Roisin's usually playful, hard-funk voice sounding so genuinely heartbroken. This is an album stuffed with superbly crafted songs and top-notch lyrics. If there is any taste out there ( let's face it...it's a rarity) Moloko will make music lovers all over gasp in awe..
Buy this album!
Steal it if you must...
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By muso on 1 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Moloko's greatest strength has always been their very british quirkiness. However, unfortunately it is often this quirkiness that is their greatest weakness, often smothering the material beneath. NOT ON THIS ALBUM, HURRAH!!
This album has none of those weaknesses. Exquisitely crafted, beautifully produced and supremely well performed. Sometimes it harks back to the 70's and 80's, but does so without ever sounding dated. I tried to identify high points, but it is all fantastic, with maybe the tight electronic syncopation of the sublime "Cannot Contain This" perhaps edging its nose in front. This set of songs is a tour de force, from the stomping "Familiar Feeling" to the haunting "Statues" it gets better with each listen. Once the remix crews get to some of these tunes our summer is going to be filled with cracking floor fillers (quick Boris they're all over here).
AWESOME!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tara Tourette on 13 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
It was mostly out of a sense of loyalty and nostalgia that I bought Statues. I'd felt Moloko's third album release, Things To Make And Do, was a shambolic introduction to the band, for new listeners lured by dancefloor smashes Sing It Back and The Time Is Now.
Well, what a pleasant surprise, because the duo haven't just retread the past glories off kook classics Do You Like My Tight Sweater? and I Am Not A Doctor, but overshot them with a maturity which only bolsters their insight to date.
Roisin Murphy's voice is better than ever. A friend of mine who dropped by when I was playing it said, "Alanis Morissette on weed", and while you can see what he means, the lyrical approach, while no less intelligent, has a charming idiosyncracy that's so far from the North American sensibility as to make comparisons pretty unhelpful.
And Mark Brydon's always inventive arrangements benefit now from a more orchestral sweep than previously . When this is fused with electronica , as in the opener, Familiar Feeling (the version here having a two-minute, staccato intro that's pure anxiety) and I Want You, the effect is pure synesthesia. Mind you, the strings on this album would make it worth a punt on their own.
Bouncy slices of dance-pop like 100% and Cannot Contain This could easily reiterate Moloko’s undoubted club appeal, but it’s the lyrics that’ll have you poring over the insert. They’ve always been leftfield, to say the least, but they can take on subjects such as obsession, lost love and disappointment as well as any torch balladeer.
It's one of those rare albums where you have a new favourite track every day.
Even the melodrama of the final track, Over And Over, at nigh-on ten minutes, manages to feel self-indulgent for the listener, rather than the musicians. Indulge yourself – you might not get as much wear out of a CD for quite a while.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback