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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant!
I won't waffle on....but, I will say that Love In The Time Of Science is a moving collection of happy, laid back, dark and disturbing songs from an Icelandic girl who will go far. From the sunny sounds of 'Unemployed In The Summertime', 'Summerbreeze' and 'Easy' to the dubby, menacing beats of 'Dead Things' and 'Fingertips', the lyrics are almost schizophrenic, dicing...
Published on 25 Dec 1999 by Mr. Stuart Martin

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14 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars M.O.R
in my reckoning this is quite an average album, in that it doesnt get played, or remembered much, but i have copied a few tracks from it and those do. its probably a bit unfair to compare her with bjork as she seems to have little in common apart from the sound of her voice, which is (kind of) bjork-esque (but she doesnt push her voice as far, and nor does she need to...
Published on 19 Feb 2005 by rarfty_barnfather


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sexy,smooth,raspy....sweet!, 15 Jun 2001
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This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
I was totally captivated last weekend when I saw Emiliana open for the Dido concert here in Vancouver!What a gorgeous voice...magical one might say!When Tolkien described the voices of the elves in Lord of the Rings as melodic I never quite understood until I heard Emiliana sing.I think we have a new candidate for the sountrack for Lord of the rings! Very interesting how the strenghth and sophistication of her voice are juxtaposed by the child-like body movements she displays as she performs....very enticing! Beautiful,husky, sensuous,innocent,naughty...all at the same time.....ummm....and man, can she belt it out!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summer time trash art, 16 Dec 2001
This review is from: Love in the Time of Science (Audio CD)
I don't know why I bought this album - the promise of a critically aclaimed album for the long summer days appealed to me I guess. I wasn't disappointed! Most of the albums feel warm and every song is layered with sounds. Much like Madonna's "Ray Of Light" or Bjorks "Post" you get a new sound with each playing. I would recommend this to bohemians every where who want a cool breezy troublefree album to listen to at a BBQ!
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4.0 out of 5 stars sweet elfin singer, 27 Jan 2013
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The sweet and pure tones of this youthful vocal,a dreamy and atmospheric sound, and a fair bit of electronica, all combine here to create an original sounding album.Perhaps not brilliantly captivating, but good enough and original enough to be worthy of 4 stars. She may write her own songs,and pleasant and thoughtful they are,though a couple of them are over the top, and I doubt she writes much of the electronic and other extras. Still, a good and original offering,plenty of sweet singing, and nothing at all like the harshness of Bjork, by the way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying, 22 Jun 2008
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I would of given this album 5 stars however a couple of tracks let it down. I bought it because 'To Be Free' is such a superb track and there are other good tracks on the album just not all to my taste. It's worth buying purely for the outstanding vocals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Voice Painting In An Age Of Money Music & Dollar Discs, 24 Mar 2000
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Sounscapes. Best word to apply to what i like in a song, the feeling of a place or state of being, from a sound, and this girl has painted, if it actually exists, what i imagine to be this paradise place where people say that god fellow lives. Even in the anger like guitars of 'dead things' there is still a transcending state of falling from cloud 10 down to..........well I'm sure you know where i mean by the fact your here reading this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is a must. You will enjoy it for sure., 3 Dec 1999
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Her voice is magic. It is like imaging a landscape while you listen to her. Roland Orzabal's touch is always present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a sweet voice, 23 Nov 1999
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She reminds me of Björk but it's probably just the slight Icelandic accent of her english.
The texts are very earnest. Her quiet songs are husky voiced; they remind me of the album "Olive" -- then she goes on to surprise you with a strong and resounding voice in between.
Multitalented lady. I hope she continues to write songs.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Icelandic fresh and chilled ., 22 Dec 2003
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First heard Emiliana's To be free single a couple of years ago on Hed Kandi show then it appeared on Winter Chill 3, I thought it was outstanding. I can't understand why this album remains so underated. Emilianna Torrini,s voice is original, amazing, sexy, unusual and Icelandic fresh .This album has heavy hints of Bjork to me and of early Tori Amos. Love In The Time Of Science is a very contempory collection more on the down tempoe chill out scale. Listen to this dreamy collection and the beauty of tracks such as Wednesday's Child, Dead Things and Easy The album is hard to pigeon hole in to any popular music chategory but I'd associate it as more ambient to indie . Floating from moody acoustics to light electonicha . After this Emiliana's next album is bound to explode.Till then Love in The Time of Science remains a unique obscurity for connoisseur's of the more left field downtempoes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing album that deserves to be recognised., 1 Mar 2001
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Basically I would just say buy this album now, you won't regret it! Every review you read here is true, it's an amazing fresh album which really does get better with every listen and has some of my personal all time favourite songs on. She's been compared to Bjork but apart from the accent doesn't really sound like her. I actually prefer Emilianas sound and think her material is stronger with a far wider appeal. Also if you get the chance to see her live, do it, it's an amazing show! A truly great debut album which I can't recommend enough!
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no she's not bjork, she's a thousand times better..., 8 Dec 2004
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The first time i played this album - by the way i bought it on a whim having vaguely heard of her, but never having heard anything from her - i was hooked, and i knew this cd was a keeper. her voice is simply beautiful, very haunting in places, though many people i know have mistaken her for bjork. no, no, no, no, no, no, etc.
highlights are to be free, dead things, unemployed in summertime and easy.
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