13 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Idiosyncratic Irish singer Róisín Murphy explores the alluringly synthetic sides of late-'70s/early-'80s disco-pop on Overpowered, giving the album a turbocharged pulse and candy-coated sheen. "Let Me Know" glitters brighter than a roller-rink disco ball in the heart of NYC, while "Dear Miami" plays with a sleazy Italo groove, and "Movie Star" is an Olivia Newton-John-meets-electro tour de force that's got Moroder written all over it. This record is 100% pure pleasure—a high kick of drama, art, and artifice for the dance floor.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Idiosyncratic Irish singer Róisín Murphy explores the alluringly synthetic sides of late-'70s/early-'80s disco-pop on Overpowered, giving the album a turbocharged pulse and candy-coated sheen. "Let Me Know" glitters brighter than a roller-rink disco ball in the heart of NYC, while "Dear Miami" plays with a sleazy Italo groove, and "Movie Star" is an Olivia Newton-John-meets-electro tour de force that's got Moroder written all over it. This record is 100% pure pleasure—a high kick of drama, art, and artifice for the dance floor.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

ParkerBrennon ,

Excellent Album

I’ve had these songs for years and still feel excited when they pop up during my library shuffle. Roisin is incredible ^_^

aquariumlust ,

One of the Best Pop Albums Ever Made

This is truly a landmark disco and dance album. Pure perfection!

Cael Jones ,

Well before Lady Gaga...there was Róisín Murphy.

This album is a fantastic representation of electronic pop/dance. An extremely underrated and under appreciated album, Overpowered doesn't really have any competition, at least not at the time of its release. It far exceeded other electronic albums at e time, and was largely ignored. Unrightfully so. Lady Gaga fans should take note, this is another artist that was wearing styles and singing certain styles well before Miss G became such an icon.

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