Tracey Thorn - Record
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Based on 15 reviews
2018 Ratings: #321 / 722
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2018 Ratings: #510
March 2, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
God Is in the TV

Record is a late-career triumph from a class act.

80
The Telegraph

Record is fuelled by frank, female insights

80
The Skinny

Record is a trajectory of the life of many a modern woman, seemingly both general and personal.

80
Exclaim!
Over 35 years into her career, Tracey Thorn possesses a lyrical and melodic intuition that shines.
80
The Guardian
The lyrical mix of emotion and wisdom is matched by the elegant dignity of the soundtrack, and producer Ewan Pearson places Thorn in the lineage of classy electronic torch singers from Alison Moyet to Marc Almond.
80
AllMusic

She shows no signs of slowing down on Record; her voice and songs are as impressive and important as ever.

80
The Observer
This third solo album – “nine feminist bangers”, Thorn has quipped, with an immaculately raised eyebrow – finds the singer up against electronic backings, drilling down into complex emotions.
80
Pitchfork

Thorn refuses to see an ending as the end on Record, and the results are wickedly funny and relevant to listeners of all ages.

80
musicOMH

Record is a natural, empowering album, admitting its vulnerabilities but discovering considerable resolve within.

70
Rolling Stone

In her excellent new solo album, with the droll title Record, the Everything But the Girl chanteuse tells tales of mid-life angst with the same wry wit she's had in her voice since she was a sullen Brit-punk kid.

70
PopMatters
Most of the time, the results are poignant, and sometimes they are stunning.
70
Spectrum Culture

Record is a view of teenaged, disco infected hormones through the prism of middle age.

70
FLOOD Magazine
Record is a focused and cohesive offering, but it’s much richer when taken in conjunction with her memoirs and her journalism for New Statesman.
60
The Independent
Her first album of new material in seven years finds Tracey Thorn in feisty form, bashing out “nine feminist bangers” with a relish reflected in the confident, striding electropop settings of tracks like “Queen” and “Air”.
50
Under The Radar

Record is solid, without a bad song on it, though with that said, aside from "Queen," "Guitar," and "Go," not much really stands out.

tha138
67
It isn't possible for Tracey Thorn to make a bad record, end of story!
So, her new album may be sealed with the wisdom that she has gathered all these years but, these nine songs of one word seem like tiny reports from a female diary.
57
highlight - Sister
plowo
76
Synthpop/New Wave type of album are being made by a lot of different artists and sometimes some of those artist sound generic and bland. Tracey's new album Record somehow does not sound genetic but at the same time doesn't have a highlight in it. The songs go to good quality to OK. Nevertheless, Record is a really funny pop album that catches complex emotions, though.

Favs: Queen, Air (feat. Shura), Guitar, Sister (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae) and Dancefloor.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#8/Albumism
#15/MOJO
#19/Fopp
#23/Q Magazine
#43/Uncut
#46/SPIN
#46/The Guardian
#67/PopMatters
#96/God Is In The TV
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Track List

  1. Queen
  2. Air (feat. Shura)
  3. Guitar
  4. Smoke
  5. Sister (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)
  6. Go
  7. Babies
  8. Face
  9. Dancefloor
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Added on: January 17, 2018