Album review

Moloko - Statues

Seven years ago Moloko asked us Do You Like My Tight Sweater? On Statues, singer Roisin Murphy reprises that raunchy look with a cold water snap and two pints of lager. Hard to categorise as ever, Moloko's milky club anthems pop along with a zip, oodles of programmed orchestration and enough melody to cross the divide between chart and cool. Murphy and Mark Brydon have expanded their deadly duo ambitions, adding substance to charm on "Cannot Contain This" and the hypnotic moods of the title track. With a Timo Maas remix waiting to 'do a "Sing It Back" on the single "Familiar Feeling", this will be one of the spring collection's favourite outfits.

Rating: 3 / 10


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