4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Killa Bunnies have been well and truly buried!,
This review is from: Statues (Audio CD)
Moloko have always turned out unique and individual music. 'Do you like my tight sweater?' had some great stuff mixed in with the genuinely unbearable ('Killa Bunnies' anyone?). 'Things to make and do' seemed to confirm the pressure to churn out new releases was quickly strangling their genius. But 'Statues' is a total revelation.
Instrumentally it is varied and original without pushing the boundaries just to impress. There are fat funky analog sounds, beats are perfectly judged, and the string samples never sound grafted on. Much of the album is in a minor key but this is not fake sincerity. Instead it is the perfect canvas for Roisin's heartbreaking lyrics, which mostly concentrate on the fear of lonliness and the subjectivity of emotion ('Though you dare to deny it, I'm always reminded of you' from 'I want you'). Roisin's delivery should humble any wanabe pop princesses - Step aside for the queen of heartfelt dance music!
Someone commented this album is a bit 'samey'. When there's this much concentrated brilliance on offer I personally wouldn't have it any other way!