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A Perfect Contradiction

Paloma Faith

A Perfect Contradiction

Third album from the London-born pop / soul singer-songwriter recorded in New York City and including production duties by Pharrell Williams

ADM rating[?]

5.8

Label
RCA
UK Release date
10/03/2014
US Release date
11/03/2014
  1. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    More fun than anything she’s done before
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Where Paloma Faith goes next will be even more intriguing. Print edition only

  3. 7.0 |   The Music

    Perfect Contradiction should not be judged on first impressions – let its impact grow on you slowly
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  4. 7.0 |   Digital Spy

    There's often a temptation for soul singers to turn out albums full of ballads, so kudos to Paloma for coming up with something lively and largely mid to uptempo
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  5. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Faith has a nice ear for melody and smart turn of phrase
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  6. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Faith's voice is all there, but her songwriting calls for added ingenuity
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  7. 6.0 |   The Independent

    It does seem as if Paloma’s sacrificed some individuality for some of that bankable overwrought wailing
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  8. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Paloma Faith has the potential to be one of the biggest pop stars in the world and several tracks on A Perfect Contradiction suggest that she is finally on her way to finding her groove
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Keeps Hackney's pint-sized diva on track for US success. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   music OMH

    There’s nothing here that has not been done before, and it’s almost too polished for its own good, but she sounds more at ease with her sound than ever before
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  11. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A Perfect Contradiction too often fails to capture the attention
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  12. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    There’s no avoiding the feeling that for all of Faith’s sassy style, her albums strangely lack soul
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  13. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    An album which is basically Paloma Faith Sings The Big Lovelorn Cliche Songbook, but with little in the way of conviction
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  14. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Faith's vocals are too theatrically overdone to be moving, and the songs too generic to reach any level of grandeur
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  15. 4.0 |   The FT

    Too much alike countless other songs to stake a lasting claim on our attention
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