According to Quentin Harrison: “Other reunites Moyet with her principal producer and co-writer Guy Sigsworth who worked with her on its predecessor, The Minutes (2013). The new LP picks up, musically, not too far from The Minutes with its audacious, electronic pop. This sound format is set at an attractively midtempo pace, theatrically accentuated with strings―organic and inorganic―as heard on the album's arresting opener “I Germinate.” Moyet cuts away from the soundtrack sprawl of Other to work the dancefloor with the neo-glam rock of “Beautiful Gun” and the clubby couture of “Happy Giddy.” Despite the uptempo rush of these songs, their lyrical content is contemplative if not conventionally confessional―this is true for the scripting of Other on the whole.
Alison Moyet's Other is another laudable addition to the second arc of her canon, signaled by Hometime. More importantly, Other welcomes age and experience, not as signs of frailty, but as artistic cogency that wrecks (and resets) the systemic rule of retreat, return and persist.”
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