Ruby Blue Previously the lead singer for B-list trip-hop act Moloko, Róisín Murphy is a red-haired Irish singer with the burnished pipes of a soul diva. On… Ruby Blue Previously the lead singer for B-list trip-hop act Moloko, Róisín Murphy is a red-haired Irish singer with the burnished pipes of a soul diva. On… 2006-04-25 Roisin Murphy Electronic Pop
Music Review

Ruby Blue (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 25, 2006; Lead Performance: Roisin Murphy; Genres: Electronic, Pop

Previously the lead singer for B-list trip-hop act Moloko, Róisín Murphy is a red-haired Irish singer with the burnished pipes of a soul diva. On her solo debut Ruby Blue, she teams up with DJ-producer Matthew Herbert, whose mix of elegant horns and frisky beats constructed from handclaps, ringing alarm clocks, and other found sounds creates a thrilling backdrop for Murphy's earthy vocals. ''If We're in Love'' is a swooning slice of light-stepping disco, while ''Through Time'' is a beat-dusted soul lullaby that updates Carole King-style balladry for the laptop generation.

Originally posted May 12, 2006 Published in issue #877 May 19, 2006 Order article reprints
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