Is This Real?

Is This Real?, the debut from English studio quartet Lisahall (not to be confused with their singer-songwriter Lisa Hall), roams some nifty, newly charted territory. The thing is, Madonna got there first. In ”Chocolate,” there is that lugubrious ”Frozen” organ sound, and ”All I Am” feels as if it might suddenly break into ”Ray of Light.” Still, songs like ”Connection 17” and ”Comatose” merge trip-hop dance grooves and loopy shape-shifting to Hall’s girlishly appealing voice for warm, emotive pop-tronica. B

Is This Real?
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