M3LL155X

FKA twigs - M3LL155X
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Based on 14 reviews
User Score
Based on 528 ratings
2015 Ratings: #9
August 13, 2015 / Release Date
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Young Turks / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pretty Much Amazing

It is unique music at a unique level—rarely do we encounter someone this young and creative who is also this technically skilled.

90
Drowned in Sound
On this EP, she taunts from the catwalk, before a million prying eyes, and she’s got every one of ‘em on their knees.
90
PopMatters

By expanding her song topics, her song writing has become even more diverse and much tighter. The vocals still send chills down the spine and everything becomes more grand and obtuse with every song.

86
Pitchfork
A glassy-voiced singer refracting melody through diffuse electronic beats, twigs takes the familiar R&B star as her avatar, but her presentation is more complex: her ideas mar beauty and mine power, and exalt sex without exotifying.
80
NME
Named after what she calls her “personal female energy”, the five tracks on ‘M3LL155X’ feel like parts of a whole, musically and thematically connected in a way you wouldn’t necessarily expect from a between-albums EP.
80
Spin

On M3LL155X, she does seem to be growing stronger, testing the boundaries between light and unfathomable darkness, the breathtaking and the nauseating. 

80
DIY
She’s arguably the most focused, creativity-fuelled act to emerge from the UK for some time, and we’re only just beginning to see the results.
80
Billboard

The songs lack centers, or even hooks, and aren't easily assimilated, but unmistakable themes emerge: Through a feverish haze of sounds and sights, M3LL155X asks big questions about femininity, sex and power.

80
PopMatters

The effect of the album is soothing and challenging all at once; full of complex messaging yet equally suitable as backdrop for studying; worthy of lingering concentration on each and every note or dozing off to on an airplane.

80
NOW Magazine

It's twigs' most experimental offering yet, and a good sign she won't be streamlining her sound for something more accessible (and less exciting) on her sophomore full-length.

75
Consequence of Sound

At a time when twigs’ reality is becoming more and more public ... the challenge of teasing audience expectations and controlling an artistic persona would seem far greater. With this EP, twigs pulls it off expertly, fracturing and blurring her musical self.

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89
wow. i wasn't expecting the new ep from twigs to come out for a couple more months (i haven't been following the release date much) so this came out of nowhere for me. easily my favorite of her 3 eps, significantly better than both. it's as if twigs took the best moments of LP1 (closer, two weeks, pendulum, video girl) and made them even more spacey and electronically oriented. this proves that fka twigs was far from done with new and adventurous songs, and has much more coming.
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JoaoSantos
79
Creative, colorful and beautiful.

Favorite Tracks: Figure 8, In Time

Least Favorite Tracks: I'm Your Doll
100
The perfect followup to both her past EPs and LP1, M3LL155X is a fantastic demonstration of Twigs' increasing musical genius. She took the best songs off of LP1 (two weeks, give up, pendulum, and kicks) and used them as inspiration to make even more lush and beat-driven songs. All of the songs are my favorite songs, there's nothing bad here.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#4/Dazed
#13/Dummy
#13/Treble
#16/Pitchfork
#30/Complex
#38/SPIN
#41/PopMatters

Track List

  1. Figure 8
  2. I'm Your Doll
  3. In Time
  4. Glass & Patron
  5. Mothercreep
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Added on: August 13, 2015