Albums of the year 2015 – Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys

2. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys

After a kooky debut album produced by Matthew Herbert and an unabashedly commercial sophomore effort, ex-Moloko front woman Róisín Murphy does solo album number three on her own terms. Produced by Eddie Stevens (also ex-Moloko) Hairless Toys is full of the finest quality sophisticated dance-pop with clever lyrics and catchy grooves. House of Glass is probably my favourite, with a fantastic change in pace in the second half.

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  1. Da22 says:

    Never really listened to Moloko only the radio stuff that was forced upon me. Will check it out, house if glass sound nice, chilled out again, I see a theme. Also are these reviews in a rating system or are they just 10 of your favourite albums?

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    1. acidbearboy says:

      I only know a few Moloko songs too, maybe I should delve deeper. Like her voice though and her solo & collaborative work has always been good. Working my way through the top 10 I compiled for rllmuk forum – it’s an annual thing. Not all chilled out though!

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      1. Da22 says:

        Nice, can’t wait to read some more, I miss the old game sessions where you’d introduce me to new music

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  2. stevenger says:

    I liked it when it kicked in, made me think of Hyperballad (without actually sounding particularly like that or any other Bjork). It’s a tiny bit disco, so can see why you dig it.

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  3. retrolechuck says:

    Much like Stevenger, once it kicked in I thought it then grabbed my attention. Another band for the Spotify list

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