SOPHIE

OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES

2018

This album was released 4 weeks ago.

83% ±4% 9 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 It's Okay to Cry
2 Ponyboy
3 Faceshopping
4 Is It Cold In the Water?
5 Infatuation
6 Not Okay
7 Pretending
8 Immaterial
9 Whole New World/Pretend World
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83% 4WIM Rating
90% Clash PC Music acolyte SOPHIE has always been more concerned with texture and consumerism than melody and emotion, so it’s startling that ‘It’s Okay To Cry’, the opening track from her debut album, features naked candidness.
90% The 405 This was SOPHIE.Contrast, of all kinds, is laid bare in OIL’s opening three tracks, sequenced as such that they’re also the record’s advance singles released in chronological order.
90% Music OMH In pop music, it is a tried and tested recipe for success to write lyrics that are specific enough to pull the listener in but vague enough to feel universal.
90% Exclaim! Music There are, however, certain artists who take the central tenets of pop music and subsequently push, warp and utterly mangle them into only referential recognition.
86% Resident Advisor The worlds of commercial pop and electronic music have never converged in quite the way they have with SOPHIE.
86% GIGsoup Her music consists of banging beats, made up of metallic, plastic, and glass sounds, built around rubbery feminine vocals, repeating phrases over and over again.
85% Earbuddy It was only a matter of time before someone, I think, would have stumbled or engineered their way into an album like this.
80% The Guardian Despite software advances, so many electronic producers are content to lapse into nostalgia or a safe, compromised emotional range; Sophie has crafted a genuinely original sound and uses it to visit extremes of terror, sadness and pleasure.
80% New Musical Express Not content with swerving in sonic direction, SOPHIE’s debut album (2015’s ‘Product’ is classed as a compilation rather than an album proper) contains the biggest curveball of all.