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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: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  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 19, 2018
    90
    This is the kind of music that, in 20 years, we may look back on as a pivotal point in changing the trajectory of the pop music sound.
  3. Jun 20, 2018
    90
    Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides does not remove all mystery, but is a powerful statement of identity, a shattering of traditional genre boundaries and nuanced, moving expressions of emotion where there once was an inscrutable deadpan. The fact that it all sounds so irresistibly good is the icing on the cake.
  4. 83
    A personal triumph that continues her revamping of what pop means today. Its contents show a trajectory from acts like Art of Noise into ‘90s pop and Eurodance to today’s droning and experimental music by acts such as Lotic.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  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. Jun 24, 2018
    10
    SOPHIE has shown what an amazing artist she is. Her abilities in producing music are awesome and in this album is where she showed it theSOPHIE has shown what an amazing artist she is. Her abilities in producing music are awesome and in this album is where she showed it the most. Listen to it is an orgasmic experience and Mozart's Sister's voice just make it better. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    After SOPHIE’s breakthrough success in 2015 with PRODUCT there has been alot of anticipation for SOPHIE’s first full album, and did itAfter SOPHIE’s breakthrough success in 2015 with PRODUCT there has been alot of anticipation for SOPHIE’s first full album, and did it succeed. In my opinion, YES! This album embodies everything from dealing with your inner identity to lyrics about feeling fake and changing yourself. This album deserves all the success it achieves and more! Expand
  4. 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
  5. Jun 28, 2018
    9
    Despite not being cohesive with the transitions, OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES is an excellent, solid debut album from SOPHIE. With everyDespite not being cohesive with the transitions, OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES is an excellent, solid debut album from SOPHIE. With every listen, the songs on this album gets better and better. Amazing electronic, art pop production and fantastic sounds! Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2018
    8
    Known for co-writing and producing tracks for people like Charli XCX and Madonna, SOPHIE has finally released her own debut record, and, let'sKnown for co-writing and producing tracks for people like Charli XCX and Madonna, SOPHIE has finally released her own debut record, and, let's be honest, it's very impressive. SOPHIE's energy is infectious, her themes are dark and thought-provoking, her aesthetic is undeniably creative, and her music is as hyper-kinetic and as chaotic as ever. The first three tracks on the album are already an almost-picture-perfect triad. And just when you thought it couldn't get more chaotic and more intense, the 9-minutes-closer "Whole New World/Pretend World" hits and brings the record into a head-exploding closure. Innovative and transcendent, "Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides" sounds like what music would sound like in 20 years if an alien invasion ever takes over the earth. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2018
    5
    OPN's 'Garden of Delete' was an absolute classic, and Clarence Clarity's 'No Now' was a flawed slice of near-genius...for me, this pales inOPN's 'Garden of Delete' was an absolute classic, and Clarence Clarity's 'No Now' was a flawed slice of near-genius...for me, this pales in comparison to those two similar-ish releases. That's not to say this doesn't have its moments, or that there's no potential shown here, just overall it becomes less and less interesting the more you listen to it - where the aforementioned two albums became more interesting as they slowly revealed their depths. Expand

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