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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Los Angeles-based Scottish electronic pop artist features songs co-written with Calia Thompson-Hannant (aka Cecile Believe).
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jun 15, 2018
    100
    Fractured, inconsistent, broken, torn, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES aims toward the stylistic grandness of High Pop, and in that inconsistence, it achieves it. ... It’s incredible.
  2. Jun 20, 2018
    90
    OIL’s resonance and bravery--underlined by its acutely mapped volatile and enrapturing production--is inspiring, and the conception and execution of its testimony remarkable.
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    90
    In SOPHIE's most intimate work yet, she subverts pop motifs into the catchiest form of self-assertion, reminding us all of why pop music still matters.
  4. Jun 15, 2018
    80
    Packed with more than enough ideas to constitute what’s still ostensibly a “debut album,” OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES pushes new limits of bombast only to settle into the same sort of razor-sharp, high-concept pop that’s worked for SOPHIE since the beginning.
  5. The Wire
    Aug 8, 2018
    80
    From its cryptic title to its discombobulating assemblage of stylistic approaches in the track listing, Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides is chaotic and disjointed. ... Bringing a range of seemingly contrasting elements together, SOPHIE has been problematising commonly accepted binaries since dropping the berserk dance pop of “BIPP” on Glasgow’s Numbers label in 2013. [Sep 2018, p.49]
  6. 80
    Crossing boundaries of pop music and chasing transcendence, SOPHIE achieves the rare feat of making abstract, difficult electronic music that hits you straight in the heart.
  7. Jun 18, 2018
    60
    Sophie’s defining hyper-minimalism has given way to a new lushness. While enduringly “other”, tracks like Infatuation and Pretending lack focus, and this wafty iteration isn’t as original as Sophie’s other modes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jun 15, 2018
    10
    OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES showcases SOPHIE's most alluring, interesting, fascinating, creative yet weirdest and most experimental side.OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES showcases SOPHIE's most alluring, interesting, fascinating, creative yet weirdest and most experimental side. Vocals may be sometimes overlaid by the intense production of the album though.
    Best Tracks: All
    Worst Tracks: None
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  2. Aug 11, 2018
    10
    On this album Sophie proves that she is one of the most talented producers now. If you listen Ponyboy you must understand it. What about theOn this album Sophie proves that she is one of the most talented producers now. If you listen Ponyboy you must understand it. What about the pure masterpiece Whole New World / Pretend World? This genius song make you feel like you from another planet. I think, a very little stars can create this effect on their music. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    ÁLBUM DEL AÑO, NO ME SALGAN QUE ES ALGÚN OTRO PORQUE NO LO ES, MI PELUCA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH, ME ACABAN DE ENCONTRAR MUERTA DESPUÉSÁLBUM DEL AÑO, NO ME SALGAN QUE ES ALGÚN OTRO PORQUE NO LO ES, MI PELUCA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH, ME ACABAN DE ENCONTRAR MUERTA DESPUÉS DE ESCUCHARLO, MANAS DE BAB ESPERO Y VEAN ESTO Y VENGAN A DARLE 10 A EL ÁLBUM DEL SIGLO Expand
  4. Jun 18, 2018
    9
    This is some high quality experimental music here. Tests the boundaries of electronic and pop at the same time. Not too many albums can go soThis is some high quality experimental music here. Tests the boundaries of electronic and pop at the same time. Not too many albums can go so far but feel so close. Invokes strong emotions at its highest moments. There isn't a dull moment here. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2018
    9
    Fantastic album, I love Shophie's choices of textures and sound, from the striking percussion in "Ponyboy", to the eerie, organic sounds ofFantastic album, I love Shophie's choices of textures and sound, from the striking percussion in "Ponyboy", to the eerie, organic sounds of "Is It Cold In The Water" and the ultra-distorted voice in "Whole New World", she's both agressive and organic at the same time.
    Sophie makes sounds that pierce through your eardrums and drill into your brain, the sounds here are overwhelming and powerful, but also so organic and, sometimes, delicate.
    You have songs like Ponyboy, which SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE OPENING TRACK, that is just so strong, each pound is agressive, mechanical, robotic and organic all in once.
    And also songs like "It's Okay To Cry", which is like Sophie meets Crystal Castles' soft songs(the lost sibling of "Child I Will Hurt You"), it's so vulnerable and sincere that it's hard to believe that it was composed by the same person who wrote "spit on my face, put the pony in his place"(love this line, by the way).
    Overall, it's great, but it also has a big flaw in my opinion: the tracklist itself. Shophie chose some weird sequences. I mean, you start with "It's Okay To Cry", a slow, calm and emotional song, and then you're presented with "Ponyboy", or "Is It Cold In The Water"/"Infatuation" followed by "Not Okay"(and then back to "Pretending"). I think it was intentional, maybe, but it doesn't really work for me. My personal tracklist would be:
    1 - Ponyboy
    2 - Faceshopping
    3 - Immaterial
    4 - Is It Cold In The Water?
    5 - Infatuation
    6 - It's Okay To Cry
    7 - Pretending
    8 - Not Okay
    9 - Whole New World/Pretend World

    To me, the first half sounds more coherent and the middle is like a "break"(both in the sound and conceptually, with the emotional ones), ending with "Not Okay" and "Whole New World" back with fierceness.

    Pearly Tracks: Ponyboy, It's Okay To Cry, Faceshopping, Whole New World, Immaterial, Not Okay

    Too Oily: Pretending, Infatuation
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  6. Jun 29, 2018
    9
    Um álbum totalmente diferente de tudo de hoje em dia e nos últimos anos, SOPHIE prova que além de ser uma produtora nata, consegue entregarUm álbum totalmente diferente de tudo de hoje em dia e nos últimos anos, SOPHIE prova que além de ser uma produtora nata, consegue entregar trabalhos autorais tão bons ou até melhores quanto suas produções para diversos outros artistas. Is It Cold In The Water? é provavelmente a melhor música de PC Music que já ouvi na vida. Expand
  7. Oct 28, 2018
    0
    **** Slut Shame **** PONOS GOVNO CHMO YEBISHE EYEBISHE YEBISHE YEBISHE YEBISHE

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