Albums of the Year 2008: #5

#5 Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

I first listened to this album one Sunday morning, in bed, nursing a hangover and bruised ego. I hated it and moved on, completely erasing it's existence from my brain. It was only when someone from work expressed complete shock at my summisation that I decided to go back and give it another try. And I couldn't have been more wrong. "Overpowered" is a masterclass in making a modern pop record that can transcend musical snobbery and appeal to both the Radio 1 and 6music demographic. Should anyone not find their ass shaking or foot tapping to the likes of "Dear Miami", "Let me know" or the title track, they really need to put both hands on each side of their heads and check to see if their ears are still present. I did, and it was a humbling experience.

MP3 Roisin Murphy - Dear Miami / ZShare

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