LP1 is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter FKA Twigs. It was released on 6 August 2014 by Young. Production for the album is handled by FKA Twigs herself, alongside Emile Haynie, Arca, Cy An, Devonté Hynes, Clams Casino, Paul Epworth, Sampha and Tic. Upon release, LP1 received widespread critical acclaim, and placed high on several year-end critics' lists. The album spawned three singles: "Two Weeks", "Pendulum" and "Video Girl". The album was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize and the award for Best Recording Package at the 2015 Grammy Awards.Wikipedia
An absolute masterclass in electronic arrangement and production. Each track is its own small microcosm of carefully layered synths and samples, a small world that exists for only 3 minutes at a time and fully encompasses the entire soundstage. Some tracks could use a bit more variation, but overall an amazing listening experience.
these songs are like the bridges of dubstep songs, breathy, glitchy, some nice vocal, but then it just lingers there for the entire track, I wanted more out of pretty much every track I listened to. Two Weeks made me have flashbacks to Mr Robot which was unexpected.
Unlistenable in the way a lot of modern albums are. I'm speaking purely in terms of production here, but everything seems to be aimed at being parped through a laptop. Such a harsh sound. Also, I'm aghast at the critical response this album has had; perhaps it's age, but I'm simply not getting the same juice as the critics out of this dud. At least I can now say I've given FKA twigs a go.
I didn't particularly enjoy this as it I found it pretty dull and low energy. The vocals were really beautiful, but I probably won't seek it out again
I remember when this album came it was what everyone who was anyone was listening to. it was the bomb, a revolution in music and all that. The thing is, it's been 7 years and it did not age that well, it sounds repetitive and confusing just for the sake of it. Magdalene is a huge leap forward letting go the repetition for a more soulful but still ground breaking sound. This is a great album and an excellent debut but it will not remain on this list for long I believe.
Not bad exactly, but very simple and boring.
Really? It should be on a list alright. And that list is of Albums You Never Need To Hear Again before you die. This has no business being in THIS list. Hard pass. Replace with Florence + The Machine. Hey, I tried.
This whole album is a mood and I'm here for it. Brilliant production, great vocals, lots of energy (without being frantic). I'm sad that it took me this long to experience it.
This is shit
I don’t like this at all. The vocals are pretty. Production quality is good. It just doesn’t rub me right. I feel like the only thing this is good for is a radio station in Cyberpunk 77. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
She clearly has a voice, but this was dreadful. Just a bunch of falsetto abused over sound effects you could hardly call beats.
Soft sung vocals with glitchy instrumentals. Initial thoughts are that I've heard this before? It sounds like the concept behind every female singer songwriter today, and the execution is the exact same... Everything on this album just blends together and it becomes a bland mess. These sorts of vocals also just make me cringe. Find a female "singer" on TikTok and there's a 95% chance that she sings like this. Whispery and whiny without an ounce of power. The instrumentals, the singing, the production, everything works together to make this album feel as uninspired and boring as possible. It really feels like the album has been plucked from the "music industry conveyor belt" and still has that mass-production smell (it might not be mass-produced, but that's how it feels). I feel like I've heard all of these songs before. I truly can't hear anything unique about this sound. The album would maybe work better if it tried to be less athereal and more punchy and groundbased? But yeah It's a solid No from me... I just noticed that the album has stopped playing and I didn't realize. Perfect background music lol.
Uh. No. Just no. This is an example of trash current-day music.
Twigs apparently hates the term "alternative R&B", so let's be fair and not call this album that. Try "monumentally boring hipster bullshit" instead.
Very good album. I love her voice and her choice of sounds to accompany it. I enjoyed this very much.
Wow. That was my favorite album of 2014.
Great album. Great artist. Always a good reminder to listen to FKA
Yup, big fan of this album. Sometimes breathy / surreal music doesn't have enough substance for me but this album delivered!
Amazingly innovative…. FKA twig is a true artist!
who knew? i never would have listened to this otherwise
What a beautiful album and such a unique sound I really enjoyed this one!
A truly mesmerising album that combines a beautiful soulful voice with unique electronic music.
Never heard of this artist before, but this is the kinda music I'm really digging these days. Good vibes and great beats. Definitely will be checking out more from her.
Layered, spacious, and slightly dissonant. One of the best albums of the ‘10s.
This is such a beautiful album. Saw Twigs play twice and astounded and moved both times. Standout tracks: Lights On Two Weeks Hours Give Up Tbh I could just write the full track listing here.
Slow dreaming trap with slick vocals make this an easy listen to get your groove on.
Quite nice synth driven pop. Will have to give it a few more listens!
I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised with this album.
Really cool and interesting songs. Some bjork feels. And some catchy jams thrown in.
Great R&B! Never heard of her until today but I added some songs to my playlist
she is immaculate angel sent from heaven above
I was excited to see some modern day music. It was a good album and definitely something I would listen to again. I also liked music that Spotify played after this. I could do Aerosha to it.
I love this album so much, what a debut
This was a bit of a breath of fresh air after the weeks of 60s, 70s and 80s music, and I really enjoyed it. She's got a really unique style that's complimented by the background ambience and beats very well. Glad to have gotten this and need to check out some of her recent work Saved: Two Weeks, Pendulum
I can enjoy FKA twigs one song at a time, but an album full becomes too much.
sick album, loved the vibes
Wonderful, very new to me but I also feel like I need to really listen to it with no distractions to actually get a feel for it.
One of the things I find commonly about most of the more recent albums on this list is that they are often here more because they were/are popular than because they are meaningful artistic expressions. Not so with this album. FKA twigs feels like she's really using the technological capabilities of the moment to produce a truly innovative album. Beautiful and haunting, sexy, deliberate, deep. This album has so much going for it, and I think that it will stand the test of time 4/5
A brilliantly produced and performed album that makes me want to explore more. A strong four, almost a 5.
Dit is wel het goede
Really enjoyed it. Lots of interesting beats but arranged around solid song writing.
This was a weird one. I’m not sure how to describe this album but I think I liked it. It really grew on me as I listened to it more and by the end I was vibing to it. Fav songs: two weeks, pendulum
It's hot, but not as good as I was expecting, and I listened to it in a bath so pretty optimal conditions...
I like this stuff, I think it's interesting. Doesn't feel masterful yet, I think her best work it yet to come.
If constipation makes your day feel offbeat, try listening to this record. The groove will make you sway and loosen that poo right up. Before you know it you'll have an empty bowel and full bowl of glorious, Instagramable poo. Poo.
Pretty interesting. It made me think I need better headphones. I really enjoyed a few of the songs. There was a lot that was too abstract for me.
Ethereal and atmospheric. I enjoyed this album but it is not something I would choose to listen to. Having said that, I’m glad I gave it a listen and hope to return to it as there were a lot of elements that I really liked
Brilliant minimalist electronica, great voice, absorbing, an absolute mood that I am here for.
some really good moments! I’ll give it another listen soon
I have loved this album since it came out. So damn good 🔥.
I've seen this record cover all over the place but never clued in. So, here goes. Open mind. Clean slate... I have an embarrassingly small frame of reference for music like this. But it seems so goddamned innovative to me and her voice is so pretty. The song "Two Weeks" has more than 80 million plays on Spotify, yet I've just heard it for the first time. It's excellent. The synth sounds on that song and the record, in general, are great. I think the production uses a technique called "ducking" where the various tracks/instruments duck out of the way (in terms of volume) when other instruments are hitting. So, like, the volume of the synth drops when there is a snare hit. It's like the next level in the volume wars that people like Rick Rubin hate. I tend to dislike it when applied to rock music. But when literally everything in a mix besides the vocals are synthetic, it's a beautiful effect.
I didn't really like this album when I first listened to it a few years ago, but after revisiting it it's grown on me a bit.
LP1 is very soulful and hymn like in quality, yet has a sensuality that draws you in. FKA Twigs' futuristic take on R&B, melds into electronica quite nicely, and is uniquely it's own thing. Best: Two Weeks Worst: Numbers 3.5 Stars (so very close to 4 stars)
Precisely constructed songs of joy and ice.
Outra opção de tripo hop que inclui hit “sexy”.
I enjoyed this. It had some cool ethereal sounds that were fun to listen to, though the lyrics were a little repetitive.
При том, что жанр абсолютно не мой, звучит очень классно. Даже ооооочень отдаленно напомнило голос Кейт Буш, хотя это и было в последней композиции.
Weeeeiirrrd. Okay so a sort of tight vocal electronic sound. This is like Ellie Goulding but wayyy more art. The electronics are way more angular, grooves more alien. The vocal textures are at times so lush but always so crystal. This was really great music to read the new chainsaw man to.
Production pop ultra léchée et riche qui sort du lot. Une 2e écoute s'impose.
This album is crazy awesome. Its near indescribable. Parts bjork, parks beyonce. She uses her voice in crazy ways that while layering is nothing new, are done so fresh and uniquely here. My fiance has shown me a lot of FKA and so I have started following her but yet to catch up on her disco. I recognized more than a few of the tracks on this while listening. Part of what makes this album so good is that it feels like an album though each track is a very unique and stand-alone vibe also. I really loved the production on Numbers
Interesting soundscaping on track one. Love the metallic soundsm
FKA twigs sounds like Portishead & Bjork had a baby. I dig her weirdo vocals.
There are flashes of brilliance on display here, but the adjective that most sums this album up is "overproduced." She's got a great voice, as is clearly going for an ethereal, trip-hoppy sound, and sometimes it works. "Two Weeks" is sultry fire, and "Video Girl" grabbed and maintained my attention; they were definitely my favorite songs on the album. "Lights On," "Hours," "Pendulum," and "Give Up" all have their moments, but there were times (especially during "Pendulum") when I wished she and her producers would just get out of their own way and let it rip. This is a debut album, so I'm hoping that she's since learned to ditch some of the gimmicky aspects of it and trust her voice to carry more of the weight. Giving this three and a half stars for what's here, and another half star for the undeniable potential.
Experimental, druggy and deeply sexy. FKA Twigs is one of the most interesting artists around right now. I’d categorize her music very loosely as R&B but the cool thing about her is how little she seems to think about genre. She’s draws equal influence from avant-grade electronic music as she does more conventional “bedroom music.” And her voice is stunning! She can go so high and tap into this big sense of drama. I love it. (She’s got some awesome music videos too.) Highlights: “Two Weeks,” “Video Girl,” “Numbers”
I've heard lots about FKA twigs but never took the dive. Boy am I glad I did here today. What a uniquely stimulating album. The textures in the beats, synths, and basslines elevate FKA's vocals, giving the music a certain "wow" factor. This can be partly attributed to producer and artist Arca, who had also done production work for Kanye West on Yeezus and Björk on Vulnicura. The sonic space being explored here is sublime. This album stands heads and shoulders above other pop/r&b albums for 2014. It stands for the natural progression of music: innovative and bold.
Two weeks is a jam. Breathy and weird and vibe-y. Sort of pleasantly fades into the background
I was thinking she reminded me of Grimes and who is the next artist that plays after the album finishes, GRIMES!
Really enjoyed this, reminded me a lot of Bjork
liked this a lot. shades of bjork - quite ethereal - but with an electro punch. 'Closer' and 'Two Weeks' my standout tracks.
I was bang up for this after hearing the haunting vocals and jagged beats of the opening track, 'Preface', followed by the quite beautiful, and a little raunchy, 'Lights On'. I loved it - sounding like someone had spliced Kate Bush with Bjork and replaced Thom Yorke with them during Kid A/Amnesiac-era Radiohead, but told Jonny, Colin and Ed to ditch the guitars. However, it then began to feel that it was just the same formula throughout the rest of the album: soulful voice over the top of chopped beats. Nothing wrong with that and I still very much enjoyed it. So much so that it remained on a loop for most of the day and I kept finding new little sonic nuggets with each play-through.
Slaps, it doesn't feel like an album that is enhanced much by listening as an album but it's good
Avant-pop, alternative R&B, electronic. Me ha gustado. Un 4.
Great album that I didn't "get" initially when it came out. It's calm but confronting.
First time listening to her music and I can say it’s great. A fan going forward. Nice mix of electronica and trip-pop in this debut album.
Vild vokal, elektronisk, nice trommer, alternativt
I have heard of her but this is first time hearing her music. It’s a different sound. It’s nice but not sure I’d listen to it again
Good album just not my style
Strange, Interesting. Liked it, did not like it. But it had something special.
Was okay, too much electro thought. Her voice is not too bad.
Chill RnB with electronic vibes....not bad.
Album carried by Two Weeks
Not a fan of this whole Whisper Baby style of singing, but it was nice to break up the sausage party at least. I liked the boning with the lights on song and every now and then she’ll sing like a normal human being and it sounds great! I just don’t understand why she doesn’t do it all, or at least most, of the time. Is she responsible for this whole trend? Feels like Billie Eilish owes a nod or two her way at the very least. But yeah. Perhaps if 9 out of 10 movie trailers from the past five years didn’t have a cover song of a classic tune sung in this exact style I’d be more prone to be down with the Twigs. Not her fault, I suppose.
Soul, tecno, pop.
enjoyed this - had never heard of her but has a good trip hoppy feel and good vocals.
Not as interesting as I wanted it to be
Really good, but not sure if rush back.
Sorta wooshy and mystical sounding, hard to tell what the lyrics are. 0RS
Reminds me of grimes
Ok, not my thing
Promise I'll try harder on this one
pretty good stuff, but also some REALLY boring tracks
This album is a mix of chill electronic vibes and ethereal R&B lyrics that produce something truly soothing, but also that smolders in the darkness. Could this be the future of R&B?
It was alright
Unorthodox but not necessarily bad
I am genuinely surprised that an album this contemporary and experimental is on this list. The synthesizer on her voice is perfect throughout the project. Super interesting blend between electronic and r&b.
Wieder mal ein oft gesehenes Album Cover mit Musik hinterlegt! Ganz cool
26th August 2021 Listened on the living room speaker while working, went out in the evening to see Douggie's play at the Bridge theatre with Harry. Enjoyed this, I like the breathy, etherial singing style and original sound. Ghostly.
A great voice and excellent production. However this isn’t the first time I’ve tried to get under the skin of this album and failed. Always leaves me a little cold despite songs like two weeks and a couple of others
single voice, soft electronica, sexy fun times
I enjoyed this, but wasn't mind blowing
This pop / hip-hop blend is all too generic nowadays. The vocals seemed the same throughout the entire LP. Meh.
Comença de forma gairebé impecable; 'Lights On' i 'Two Weeks' són dues joies atemporals. A poc a poc, però, va decaient en sons genèrics d'un r&b alternatiu, fet amb molta classe, però que no arriba a posicionar-se entre els grans discs del génere
Reminds me of my ｖａｐｏｒｗａｖｅ phase in high school. Atmospheric with great electronic sounds, but highly repetitive and although it's a nice experience all throughout, nothing stands out beyond a few select tracks: "Lights On", "Two Weeks", "Pendulum", and "Video Girl." I think "Preface" did a good job at setting my expectations for the album without overwhelming me, but it could've been better. Ended kinda weak. Also, how is this R&B? If anything, this reminds me of the art pop of Kate Bush.
Started off strong but got repetitive for me. Liked the beats and sounds in general, though.
Never quite lifts off for me. Like many albums, it comes down to subjective preferences regarding vocal style and I'm just not into the melodrama implied in the high pitched/breathy thing.
I'm not sure about this, it was ok but I won't be listening again
I found some of it irritating and some of it decent. So, here we are in the middle.
73. LP1 - FKA Twigs 10 tracks. Never heard of him/her/them. It's unusual, but I don't want to turn it off yet. Giving me a cool black Bjork vibe. She can really sing! Big strings would compliment her voice. I like it. 3/5
I’m feeling a little conflicted here the vocals and lyrics kinda suck but the production is AMAZING, she really has a great taste in producers overall 6/10
At first I thought I wouldn't like it but as it went on, it wasn't so bad.
How does one approach an established genre,rip away all conventions, and interpret it entirely anew? This album is a veritable master class in doing just that. FKA twigs' vision of R&B is wholly her own and it creates an infinitely large space for creativity, where it seemed (to my uninitiated ear) there was wasn't much left to work with.
Speciaal en anders. Toch had ik na een tijdje het idee dat het 1 lang nummer was.
Skipped through - not my jam
I am unable to articulate why, but I strangely liked it. Never heard it before.
21st century Kate Bush?
I enjoyed this, although the music felt perhaps a little one note. Some interesting things going on in the lyrics.
Not my style but well done.
Torn between 3 and 4 on this one. “Two Weeks” is an obvious highlight, but I felt like I was maybe missing the moment or impact that this had. It’s a prime example of mid-2010 pop, but I don’t know if it’s the best example of the period (although maybe it helped define the genre-sound at the time).
It's okay, but Madelene should have been on the list in its place.
Kind of a cool vibe, a bit slow and samey so far, but interesting.
Really interesting sound, but got a bit same-y as it went on.
Dream pop, glitch hop, whatever it is, it was nice, creative and original. I can't say that I'll come back to it again, but I appreciated it. Glad to see a few more recent albums in this list.
Good dream pop. Electronic vibe, smooth..Remind me of Lana Del Rey.
Great art pop album with a tasteful production that is leaning on the atmospheric side of the spectrum. I was thinking of Arca while listening to it and I wasn't surprised to learn that he produced this. I wish it went harder a little bit and used Arca's weirdness to its full potential, but I get it that it's not what she was going for, so it's a minor complaint. Her second album is even better apparently, so I'll make sure I check it out shortly.
A beautiful voice, overproduced. Some of the songs were enjoyable, but as a whole the album didn't really do much for me.
I’m trying to work out when this album would sound at its best, but I don’t think 6:30am on day 5 of the summer holidays is it. I mostly enjoyed the sounds, the lyrics less so. But I didn’t get it and it didn’t get me.
Me gusta este disco, es frío y calmo, a veces sensual, en otras rabioso.
Interesting. Listen again
This was good, but all the songs sounded the same, but a little different. Idk, I wasn't fully feeling it.
Pas un instant Banger. Faut être dans le mood, mais c'est bien fait. J'aime l'approche minimaliste et la production qui semble plus faite comme dans le Hip Hop, c'est à dire en couches de boucles et diverses sonorités plutôt qu'avec des instruments conventionnels qui enregistrent des lignes complètes. C'est différent et c'est ce qui rend ça intéressant pour moi. Le visuel est également bien réussi. Mais je peux comprendre que ce ne soit pas pour tout le monde et je ne crois pas que ça veut l'être non plus.
Prod intéressante, s’écoute bien en trvaillant tranquille. Beaucoup de similitudes avec XX.
C’est speciale mais sa met dedans pour travailler et poura concentration, genre d’electro 3.75
The quiet part of techno songs but that's the whole album. Not bad, but each song feels like literally half a song.
Not my usual musical fare but I don't hate this. She clearly has a good voice. I don't usually like the "made in my room on garage band" type beats but it's inoffensive enough. Middle of the road background music to distract you while doing boring work tasks. 3 Stars.
This album started well, with more than an air of Portishead about it. I was pleasantly surprised and found the first three of four tracks interesting. But after a while, it all became a little too obvious, each track sounding pretty much like the one before.
It’s not really my thing. But I loved the chances taken and FKA has a great, sultry vocal throughout. I get the appeal. I get why people like her. Perhaps her subsequent releases will hit me a little different.
It was not my favoutite but you can certainly hear the influences for modernday pop. Overal a nice experience
Interesting, but not really my vibe.
Not bad if stuck in an elevator for 1h
interesting album based on insecurities. Very relevant in style and topic for the release year. The only issue, will this album be timeless? Unlikely.
Pretty mediocre. Nothing special here
Ich habe dieses Album emotionslos durchgehört, der vibe resonatet nicht bei mir. Möglicherweise würde es helfen, dabei druff zu sein.
Some interesting parts, though I forgot what I was going to say
Första jag verkligen inte gillar. Nej, sån här artsymusim gör inget intryck på mig. Känns skönt att ha lyssnat klart. Inte direkt DÅLIGT men verkligen inget för mig.
Weird. I only liked 2 songs.
Ok I guess
Not for me.
no clue what I just listened to, left no impression
"Two Weeks" Released: 24 June 2014 "Pendulum" Released: 29 July 2014 "Video Girl" Released: 13 October 2014
I liked it when it came out, now all the tracks sound the same.
Interesting but overall not something I'd go back too.
Not too bothered
Man, I like twigs - maybe based solely on that one Apple commercial - but there's only one song on this one that I get into - Two Weeks. The rest feel like songs that never start and I get real frustrated with it.
Of all time? A work of repetition and consistency, but borders on monotony.
Interesting, but not for me.
got stale very quickly
No songs which could pull me into the style/ vibe that was given out
This just washed over me. It sounds more like a film score rather than music to actually listen to. Weird ethereal voice effect.
Keine schlechte Musik. Artifiziell ist es aber
för knepigt för mig men inte helt urkasst
Didn't like anything here. Could have died without listening.
This was pretty weird.
Just another 40mins of overproduced breathy vocals and nice wee clicks and noises here and there. Ever track indistinguishable from the one before and overall I’m left feeling nothing.
Very ambient, not for me
Interesting album, unique, but not one I’m likely to revisit
i've tried this album before, it's not really gone down any better this time round. its a bit wacky innit.
Yeah annoying to me.
Production sounds nice, but it is pretty boring music even after listening to it for a few times.
First time of listening to this, a little to Ambient/Ethereal for my basic Rock 'n' Roll tastes I am afraid, can see why people like it but unfortunately not in my collection!
Listened twice now. Not for me.
Nerviges Geseusel, ganz coole Beats hier und da, aber alles sehr ähnlich. Kann ich nix mit anfangen.
A lot of this is immediately forgettable…
Dit ging volledig aan me voorbij
the music is kind of creative and new but her singing doesn't add much unique to the tracks
Not really sure if I'm qualified to judge this music but I know I don't like it.
This is an unfair (and probably inaccurate) comparison - but, she's like the UK version of Ariana Grade? I know -it's mostly just the voice and the subject matter that makes that connection for me. The "music" is definitely more "indie" that "pop" - but not by that much. It's okay - probably worthy of a better ranking than I'm going to give it.
Meh, kind of on the fence with this one. It had some interesting moments, but overall it is pretty underwhelming.
Mouth-wateringly interesting multi-layered productions with R&B vocals. Not that enjoyable as a whole, it sounds messy, formless, and repetitive. It made me want to listen again to Taylor Swift's "reputation", not because it's a good album, but because it's one of the albums in this domain that I actually enjoyed once, ahhh good ol' 2010's. Overall, it basically sounds like a hifi version of vaporware.
Strange album. I can see why people like it. I really didn't, though.
Not for me. The production is so weird and busy
Not my kind of music. Good singer but i just don’t care for electronic music and echos/effects on the voices.