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Playin' Me

Cooly G

Playin' Me

Debut album from vocalist and producer Merrisa Campbell is a mix of house techno and R&B

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  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Playin’ Me is incredibly honest, refreshingly free of competitive posturing, and full of new-era dubstep richness
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  2. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Spare, subtle, often quiet, filled with breathable patches of between-the-beats negative space, and yet there's so much happening beneath the surface that it doesn't really scan as sedate. This is music that knocks you over with a feather
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    An album that thrills the senses. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 | mag

    Minimalism has hardly been expressed in so many ways and ideas as Cooly G does it
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  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A warm and nimble record, edged with just enough synth-heavy jungle to tell you it’s for real
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    For all its futuristic swirl, it's a record about living in London in 2012
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    You hear fragments of lover's rock, dubstep, Soul II Soul, drum'n'bass, UK funky and Massive Attack's stoned melancholy
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  8. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Cooly G has served notice of her supreme potential as both a producer and a songwriter on an assuredly excellent debut album that keeps up Hyperdub’s phenomenal strike rate
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  9. 8.0 |   BBC

    A sophisticated blend of modern dance music genres
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a beautifully pitched document of inner-city romance, soul and quiet domestic dramas
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  11. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Cements and reaffirms Cooly G as a significant force in UK bass and it shows the long-player format plays neatly to her sonic and conceptual sensibilities
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  12. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    It feels like songs, pop songs, are fertile ground for Cooly - and, with a bit of graft and luck, something brilliant will come of it. Playin' Me is halfway there - or two thirds, maybe
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  13. 7.0 |   AU Review

    As the title implies, it deals with infatuation gone awry, but the South London producer covers both the darker and lighter ends of the spectrum
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  14. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A strong, dynamic listen from a young producer with heaps of artistic courage and ability
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  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Rhythms are still uptempo, but jittery percussion rattles over luxurious curls of synth. Print edition only

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