FKA twigs - EP2
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Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 374 ratings
2013 Ratings: #81
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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.

IvoBraga
84
Solid Ep as well.

1. How's That - 8.5
2. Papi Pacify - 8.5
3. Water Me - 8.5
4. Ultraviolet - 8

rating: 84
Benny
NR
Damn she got the neck of a giraffe
AlessiaOop
99
How's That: 9.8
Papi Pacify: 10
Water Me: 10
Ultraviolet: 10

Average: 9.95
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
Plats
92
Wow... who knew Arca's production could be so sexy?

Anyway, this is a big step up from her previous record with a style that suits FKA twigs perfectly. These are all incredible, wonky R&B tracks!

How's That: 9.5
Papi Pacify: 10
Water Me: 8.5
Ultraviolet: 10

-1.25

Score:
9.2
Outstanding
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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