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Wednesday, May 22 2013

Sometimes, it's best to completely disregard musicians' thoughts on their own work. Case in point: Elliphant architect Ellinor Olovsdotter described her music as "pop punk with some electronic influence" in one interview. Based on that assessment, this one-woman project should resemble Motion City Soundtrack or maybe Matt and Kim, right? The truth is her sound has nearly nothing in common with those bands and nearly everything to do with the culture-crossing, cut-and-paste-happy, dancefloor-dominating fireworks of Major Lazer, M.I.A., and TNGHT. On January's debut EP, the Stockholm native nearly overdoses on jittery, shape-shifting beats; slippery reggaeton-style rap-singing; filthy lyrics about things like putting fingers up asses; and too many ridiculous effects to tally. This is excessive music built for excessive living.

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