11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The debut LP from the English-German performer begins with a battle cry: “I wanna learn how to live without the consequences,” which could be an autobiographical reference to her struggles to make this album in the first place, seeking to do so on her own terms and not overthink the process. Merton earned a degree in the business she’s been trying to break into, even starting her own label, Paper Plane Records. But her riff-based pop never comes across as overly studied; it’s a hybrid of ’80s guitar wails, slow disco beats, and ruthless rock vocals. From the playfulness of “Funny Business” to the earworm funk of “Why So Serious,” this is a display of agency, attitude, and sensitivity.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The debut LP from the English-German performer begins with a battle cry: “I wanna learn how to live without the consequences,” which could be an autobiographical reference to her struggles to make this album in the first place, seeking to do so on her own terms and not overthink the process. Merton earned a degree in the business she’s been trying to break into, even starting her own label, Paper Plane Records. But her riff-based pop never comes across as overly studied; it’s a hybrid of ’80s guitar wails, slow disco beats, and ruthless rock vocals. From the playfulness of “Funny Business” to the earworm funk of “Why So Serious,” this is a display of agency, attitude, and sensitivity.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings
47 Ratings
Athletik27 ,

Ear Candy

Alice Merton is the best female singer I’ve heard in a long time. This entire album is jam-alice-ious. She sounds amazing on stage and is an entertaining performer, love to watch her dance. And oh my, what a beautiful face!

Destrier547 ,

Wow

Srsly all I can say it’s so good

TrumpTheIdiot ,

Crisp sounds, great lyrics and vocals

So I first heard "No Roots" and was instantly hooked. Alice Merton is here to stay and hers is the first "full" album I bought on iTunes- to support her and encourage her to keep making great music. Her songs are almost hypnotic, and draw you in to a trance- a dance trance. Thank you Ms. Merton- I LOVE YOUR MUSIC!!!