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Emika

Emika

Emika

Debut album from the Czech-born, UK-based singer and producer, taking inspiration from techno and dubstep

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Ninja Tune
UK Release date
03/10/2011
US Release date
11/10/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Emika’s successful merging of techno and dubstep though, can only be credited to her great understanding and enthusiasm for both ... a very accomplished debut
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  2. 8.0 |   The Observer

    An intriguing work: dark, seductive and as hard to pin down as its creator
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  3. 8.0 |   BBC

    It’s the sheer intensity of the whole package that seduces. Pop enough to be immediately accessible, but dark enough to be mysterious and provocative
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  4. 8.0 |   Subba Cultcha

    Think the icy tension of The XX meets the occasional piercing self awareness of PJ Harvey in a world of electronica and you may be somewhere near this album: a surprise for a new listener certainly
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A singular and significant new voice at the interface between pop and dubstep. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    12 fascinating electro-symphonic constructions. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The 405

    Emika’s debut is incredibly strong and consistent in it’s approach. It takes something and builds and expands it, drawing upon an influence while still maintaining a strong sense of personal identity and originality
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    The sound she assembles is totally fresh. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    The malicious, heaving bass hooks dominate the album, but the intricacies remain clear and intact and Emika’s voice has more than enough room without fighting the mid-range for space
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  10. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    At its core, this is about the beats, as silvery and scalloped as a Frank Gehry facade. It's a slippery record, careful to never show Emika's face too clearly
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  11. 7.0 |   AU Magazine

    There’s little light relief here – it makes Portishead’s Third sound like Olly Murs – but if its darkness you dig, Emika’s your girl
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  12. 7.0 |   DIY

    Eerie ice-cool bleep-age
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a seductive, impressive affair, the sound of a producer showing just how much potential she has to offer
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  14. 5.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The likes of '3 Hours' and 'Come Catch Me' are distinct enough to emerge from the disquieting assault but the album's unstilting approach asks a lot of its audience
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