FKA twigs - EP2
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Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 189 ratings
2013 Ratings: #40
September 17, 2013 / Release Date
EP / Format
Young Turks / Label
R&B, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The 405

It's a beautiful bout of heartbreak via Twigs' honeyed vox and slithering synths. It's a display of sublime balladry.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

That her entire second EP has such a distinctive, cohesive sound that’s considerably more than the sum of its fascinating parts suggests the attention FKA twigs ought to be paid from here on out.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

EP2 is a refreshing and remarkably concise collaborative effort, showing that, given the right push, FKA twigs is more than capable of crafting an environment that is stimulating on both aesthetic and intellectual levels.

80
Pitchfork

The level of detail is immense, but never too fussy. Still, the sense of space from EP1 is largely gone-- even in its sparsest moments this is a work that bears down on you, barely allowing any room to breathe.

80
DIY

The progression between ‘EP1 ‘and this release is arguably the role of Arca, whose abstractions create a perfect foil for Twigs to showcase the maturity and confidence in songwriting.

80
Consequence of Sound

FKA Twigs has crafted a distinguished and distinguishable sound, and a keen ear for how her plaintive, yet powerful voice works in the spaces of her productions.

80
AllMusic

Barnett still only has a handful of songs to her name, yet the way she brings together vast spaces and dense sounds, as well as love and pain, makes it a stunning body of work.

60
The Line of Best Fit

While EP2 is conceptually an intriguing release, the slowness of it as a whole can get decidedly tiresome.

asjklas
95
EP2 introduced us into the atmospherically sexual, conceptually twisted world of FKA twigs, who is less concerned with genres or subgenres and more concerned with how many times she can layer her voice then distort it. Her overall aesthetic is actually just that, distortion. Her album covers, her melodies, her voice and more significantly, her songwriting, which does the complete opposite of her pop peers and turns sex into a whole new meaning: love, trust, self-worth, etc. “How’s ... read more
80
Cast adrift of a deep undertow of bass FKA Twigs casts about for an emotional anchor. Words & phrases no quite taking solid forms and the music almost threatening to drift off. Far from the new R&B FKA Twigs has been linked with, this is an amorphous music, not a sweaty, full blooded soul music; it's closer to the drift of Tricky's Maxinquaye. EP2 is almost soulless...ghostly...but very human.
808thDimension
80
EP1 had kind of a lack of personality and songs that just went on for too long, EP2 fixes those problems.

The short runtime is easily the biggest downside here, just keeps you wanting more.

("Water Me" is perfection.)

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Carlosbarbosa00
85
TRACKLIST:

How's That - (88)

Papi Pacify - (95)

Water Me - (78)

Ultraviolet - (82)
youneedhelp
71
oo yas

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Water Me / Ultraviolet

71/100
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. How's That
  2. Papi Pacify
  3. Water Me
  4. Ultraviolet
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Added on: September 18, 2013