The Versions

Neneh Cherry - The Versions
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2022 Ratings: #456 / 498
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
Liked by 1 person
June 10, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Label
Art Pop / Genres / Website
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From 'Buffalo Stance' to 'Manchild', the star sees fellow pop legends such as Robyn honour her incredible legacy and longevity. But where's Mabel?
Evening Standard
As Cherry returns to her old material, she shifts the focus away from herself with a selection of cover versions all by female artists.
Spectrum Culture
Rather than a look back, it’s a leap forward, a reexamination that moves her distinctly 20th century music confidently into the 21st Century.
Robyn, Sia, ANOHNI, Jamila Woods, and more all try their hand at some of Neneh Cherry’s greatest hits revealing just how erratically wonderful the UK singer has been across her four-decade career.
The Arts Desk

The Versions is passionately and purposefully girl-powered.

The Skinny

Robyn, ANOHNI and Greentea Peng feature on Neneh Cherry's The Versions, an album that is sadly plagued by a tendency to take itself too seriously.

The Guardian
Sia, Robyn and Anohni are among those interpreting Cherry’s back catalogue, but it works best when it strays from the big hits.

Buffalo Stance with Robyn feat. Mapei - 4/5
Manchild with Sia - 3/5
Woman with ANOHNI - 5/5 ❤
Buddy X with Greentea Peng - 4/5
Kootchi with Jamila Woods - 5/5 ❤
Sassy with TYSON - 4/5
Heart with Sudan Archives - 5/5 ❤
Kisses On The Wind with Seinabo Sey - 5/5 ❤
Manchild with Kelsey Lu - 4/5
Buddy X (Honey Dijon Remix) - 4/5


Inviting as many guest artists as there are tracks on the album, Neneh Cherry have certainly made sure to make the Versions as versatile as possible. The iconic Swedish late-’80s to early-’90s rapper- and R&B singer here invites Robyn, Sia, Jamila Woods, TYSON, and Sudan Archives, and many more to cover some of her greatest hits, and yup: ”Buffalo Stance” remains her greatest song.


Neneh Cherry - The Versions

Genre: Art Pop
Country: Sweden

Final Verdict: 57% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 371th / 514

Highlight: Sudan Archives - Heart

Made me think of:
Ellie Goulding
Becca Stevens

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Added on: April 28, 2022