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Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Moa
Title: Universal
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tommy Boy
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Style: Electronica
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016998125724

CD Reviews

Among the best albums you've never heard
Jennifer Webb | Somerville, MA United States | 08/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I would hardly ever give anything five stars, but considering the number of times I've listened to this album (I got a speeding ticket because of it! Isn't that high praise?) I think it deserves such a rating. Moa's voice is not for everybody- many have and will find it annoyingly nasal. I love it, but then, I'm a fan of odd and unusual voices. Her music is a bit like Bjork in spirit, but in no other respect. It's truly a kind of electronic torch-song jazz (with touches of disco and pop). She's got more wit and verve than the rest of the dreamy electronic crowd (Morcheeba, Portishead, etc.). "Universal" is great pop; why it's not on the radio is a mystery to me. Those reviewers who have found it repetitious need to spend more time listening to what pop radio does play!"
Interesting- but Repetitious Interesting- but Repetitious
Jennifer Webb | 12/15/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a girl who likes A LOT of kinds of music and I read a review that compared this CD to Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bjork and Billie Holiday... Sounds great! I ordered it straight away! Listening to it yesterday, while I found I musically compelling and really liked her voice, the lyrics really began to irritate me. It seemed as if the nearly the whole song was a repeated chorus. The themes and words used also seemed repetitious. I think every track I switched to had the words, "Memory", "Love", or "Forget" in it. It started to drive me mad and I could hardly tell if actually HAD switched the tracks... Upon rereading the review, I noticed the reviewer also had this problem with the album, and they noted that perhaps this is because English is not her first language..."
Bought it used for under a dollar. May I have my money back
dorianh49 | Murrieta, CA USA | 01/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Blech. Worst. Voice. Ever. I probably paid about 50 cents for this CD used, and I regret the purchase. One of the few times Amazon's recommendations fell flat. For better music, look at Portishead's Dummy album, or Esthero's Breath From Another, or Morcheeba's Big Calm. Steer clear of Moa. Please."