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All Love's Legal

Planningtorock

All Love's Legal

Berlin-based Jam Rostron (formerly Janine from Bolton) tackles gender and equality issues against an experimental house backdrop on her 3rd album

ADM rating[?]

6.4

Label
Human Level
UK Release date
17/02/2014
US Release date
18/02/2014
  1. 9.0 |   The 405

    Whether you are already a fan of Planningtorock or not, it will be clear from the album title and a quick glance at the tracklisting, that All Love's Legal deals with themes of gender politics
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  2. 8.0 |   The FT

    Rostron’s computer-treated voice oscillates between high and low tones, a gender-disorienting effect
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Straight-from-the-heart, four-to-the-floor killers
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    A fun record, and as adventurous as we’ve come to expect
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  5. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Rostron's music demands that you confront what abandoning deeply-entrenched ways of thinking about gender and desire would actually feel like—it doesn't sound too comfortable, and it shouldn't
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  6. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Deceptively makes you think there’s not much happening here but is in fact a highly complex thing
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  7. 6.0 |   All Music

    Even though the album's well-intentioned concepts don't always work, Rostron remains an artist with bold ideas
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  8. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A call to arms with messages for your feet
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  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Subtlety isn't the goal here. Luckily, the shuddering, angular house beats behind her danceable songs balance out their rhetoric
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    With song titles such as Beyond Binary Binds, it would sound like a cultural studies dissertation, if it weren't all couched in surprisingly banging tunes
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  11. 6.0 |   NME

    It’s a brave record, but also a frustrating one
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  12. 6.0 |   music OMH

    It mostly works, mainly thanks to Rostron’s love of glitchy, icy beats
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  13. 5.0 |   The Quietus

    In comparison to Rostron's first two solo albums, All Love's Legal feels not only derivative of The Knife's work but also perhaps a little hastily constructed
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  14. 3.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Slack and uninspired across the board, and the beats have no creativity or spark to them
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  • 3. Human Drama £0.99
  • 4. Answerland £0.99
  • 5. Let's Talk About Gender Baby £0.99
  • 6. Words Are Glass £0.99
  • 7. Misogyny Drop Dead £0.99
  • 8. Beyond Binary Binds £0.99
  • 9. Steps £0.99
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