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Senior
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on 19 August 2013
Typical Royksopp, good mix of stuff and some really nice sounds. Chilled out yet still upbeat, good one for the MP3 player.
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on 15 October 2010
Very good album, but the LP I received was not sealed and had a minor scratch on it. Fortunately, the LP works anyway.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2010
After a new perspective on electronic music with Junior, Senior arrives with much more relaxed, but still very good tunes. You gotta love this guys!
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on 6 February 2011
I have been a fan of electronic music for many years now. Starting with Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michele Jarre. All were a bit variable in their output but, at their best, producing some marvelous stuff. Latterly I have been having some trouble in finding modern electronic music that is not formulaic. Those that stand out for me (i.e. those that I have bought) are The Knife and Royksopp. In an age of computer generated music both stand out as producing innovative, thoughtful and most importantly for me melodic songs. Of all the Royksopp albums I own, and I think I have them all, "Senior" stands above the rest. Thoughtful, clever and yet very emotive music.
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on 8 October 2014
This was a chance buy cd, and im glad i did, love their music, great for the car
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on 3 April 2015
Never the same as AM - bring back the old royksopp
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2011
Senior is an almost entirely intrumental album. You have to be in the mood to listen to it, in which case it does seem to tell a story without words. It is not particularly long, and the last 12 minutes are used up in a track called A Long Long Way, which just sounds odd and becomes a collection of really strange sounds at the end - a horse, someone moaning and hiccuping!

After the superb Junior I was a little disappointed by it. There is something quite sexy about the Scandinavians singing voices, all of which are of course absent in Senior.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2010
After the youthful exuberance of Junior, Royksopp take a very different direction in this follow up. The two were actually recorded at the same time, and as the title would suggest, they're intended as companion albums. Where Junior got all the bouncy, good-times tunes, Senior is a more sedate affair, more mature and a little darker.

The most obvious difference is that other than distant humming and a robotic snippet or two, there are no vocals. 'Tricky Two' is a fairly straightforward accapella version of Junior's 'Tricky Tricky', but otherwise dance beats are largely absent. Instead we get gentle sonic landscapes, moody rumbling synths and swirls of electronics.

'Senior Living' is a woozy and cinematic assembly of strings. 'The Drug' meanders simply around a one-finger organ riff, 'The Fear' layers buzzing and crackling to create a claustrophobic intensity. My favourite is 'The Alcoholic', which has a pretty finger-picked guitar part two minutes in, over warbling synths, birdsong and falling rain. I'm pretty sure it opens with the hiss of a ring-pull can too, incorporated into the beat.

If all of this sounds a little downbeat, it's still Royksopp, and it sounds instantly familiar. Previous albums have included similar material, such as 'Dead to the World' on The Understanding, or '40 Years Back' on their debut. It's been a side of Royksopp that's always been there, and it's great to have it showcased with this collection.
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on 18 October 2011
I had a bit of a hiatus with listening to Royksopp and when I came back, this is what I found. Brilliant to listen to if you want something quiet but absorbing. Highlights for me are Forsaken Cowboy and The Alcoholic. I wasn't too sure about the albums after Melody AM but this has made me want to go back and re-listen.
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on 3 May 2013
I've got four Royksopp albums now, just bought 'Junior' too. I'm never disappointed by Royksopp. All my used cd's have been in great condition, some from this seller. Would recommend seller and this album to enjoy!
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