Riki - Riki
Critic Score
Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 75 ratings
2020 Ratings: #198
Liked by 4 people
February 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dais / Label
Darkwave, Synthpop / Genres
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Such a strong classic synthpop vibe. Riki definitely has the ability to make a killer record at some point in the future. My least favorite thing about this record may be the vocals, there are some pretty bad moments but when the production is top-notch, delivery is normally pretty good. With the vocals pushed forward more, the ideas could've been amazing. Vocal effects go insane and she implements some foreign musical features within this. Pretty ethereal, wish it was more catchy.

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Introspection strikes the dancefloor on the debut solo record from the former anarcho-punk Niff Nawor, a showcase of dark synthpop and new wave grooves in the same ballpark as MGMT's Little Dark Age, albeit more intended for a club setting.

There's a timeless quality to this album that's reflected in the haunting tone of Niff's beautifully ghostly vocals atop the writhing, churning synths and gratifyingly cold and commanding drum machines. Although it's built up and structured in a ... read more
Riki's debut self titled album is a very good synthpop / darkwave with a more old school sound and is a solid collection of 8 enjoyable tracks and I am excited if Riki can improve and grow the sound further down the line.

Track Review

Strohmann 7.5/10
Napoleon 7.5/10
Böse Lügen (Body Mix) 7/10
Know 7.5/10
Earth Song 7.5/10
Spirit of Love 7.5/10
Come Inside 7/10
Monumental 7/10

Average: 7.3/10
The year is 1985. The now iconic Riki just released her self-titled debut full length. But anyway, this album really does bring me back to the 1980s even if I wasn't even born yet in this decade. And this album is a solid selection of pop tunes with an edge.

Strohmann 84/100
Napoleon 86/100
Böse Lügen (Body Mix) 81/100
Know 82/100
Earth Song 85/100
Spirit of Love 63/100
Come Inside 75/100
Monumental 78/100

Average: 79.25 = 79/100.
What the weeknd's album should've sounded like lol
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Track List

  1. Strohmann
  2. Napoleon
  3. Böse Lügen (Body Mix)
  4. Know
  5. Earth Song
  6. Spirit of Love
  7. Come Inside
  8. Monumental
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Added on: February 10, 2020