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Album Review: Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine

With a clampdown on house gatherings and most social settings involving alcohol, you might be missing out on a great night with your mad auntie. Every family has one. You wouldn’t rely on her for babysitting duties, but when it comes to getting the party started and filling a room with laughter, she’s your number one choice. Thankfully, Róisín Murphy is back to fill that void.

Roisin brings the cackles, the energy and positive spirit, and more importantly here, she brings a disco-laden album that could start a party in an empty house. Which is just as well. Murphy’s voice is still glorious, gliding over shiny surfaces, and all feels familiar. You should know the singer’s pedigree and class, but with that, it’s fair to say she’s more of a singles artist than an album performer. The consistency here might shift that narrative, but the focus is on fun.

Róisín Machine is out now on Skint Records

This article was first published in the October 2020 issue of SNACK magazine. You can read the full magazine below on your smartphone, tablet, or pc.

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