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Album Review: FKA Twigs - LP1

Album Review: FKA Twigs - LP1

Tuesday 12th August, 2014 10:18AM

Even amid pressure of the building hype since FKA Twigs released EP1 in 2012, she has nothing to be nervous about. Her debut studio album LP1 delivers both everything we have come to expect - stunning production, outstanding vocals and more. It's a look into the fantasy world of the rather private Tahliah Barnett, aka FKA Twigs.

Twigs draws the listener into this world with the disarming ‘Preface’, a cross between a baroque hymn and a Grimes single. The tracks that follow are more familiar territory with their interplay of R 'n' B, trip-hop and electronica sounds. Thematic tensions between passivity and aggression, eroticism and violence are introduced in the mesmerising ‘Two Weeks’, while many of the songs are not what they seem on first hearing, as in ‘Numbers’ which moves smoothly from sad R 'n' B ballad to Fatal Attraction territory...

Click here to read Louisa Kasza's full review of LP1 by FKA Twigs.


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