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October 26, 2010

  Song Title
...And The Forest Began To Sing
Tricky Two
The Alcoholic
Senior Living
The Drug
Forsaken Cowboy
The Fear
Coming Home
A Long, Long Way

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  • Original Release Date: October 26, 2010
  • Label: MB3 Records
  • Copyright: 2010 MB3 Records
  • Total Length: 47:35
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  • ASIN: B004832Q6Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,687 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shining in the dark... September 14, 2010
Format:Audio CD
"Senior" is a companion disc to last years "Junior" by Norwegian duo Röyksopp. Atmospheric and moody, the 9 tracks are all instrumentals.

The dreamy soundscapes vary in feel from the ambient opener "...and the Forest Began to Sing", the bouncier space ride that is "Tricky Two", the careful trot of "The Alcoholic", the stunning guitar-festooned sweeping "Senior Living" (my favourite), the flickering "The Drug", the tempo-shifting "Forsaken Cowboy" (with lovely tinkling of the ivories), the dark and creepy "The Fear", the almost hymnal New Age-sounding "Coming Home", to the ambient closer "A Long, Long Way" (that sounds like what watching the stars would sound like).

Fans of their instrumentals like "In Space" or the ubiquitous "Eple" off their debut "Melody AM" will find much to love here. Röyksopp show they don't need guest vocalists to shine.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sort of "uneventful" but good March 6, 2011
By B. Rich
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I think Royksopp is one of the better groups that's come along in a while. Compared to their previous albums, Senior doesn't seem to have much variety. It's pretty much all dark and moody without any "bright spots." It isn't even very "synthy." That's not necessary a bad thing but it IS a little one-dimensional. My favorite songs on Senior are The Alcoholic and Forsaken Cowboy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Royksopp excels again September 25, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have now listened to Senior over 10 times, and each time it gets better. While this CD is much more mellow than Junior, it is just as much enjoyable. It is deep and relaxing. I highly recommend it to any Royksopp fan!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars too dark for me... August 5, 2012
By true
Format:Audio CD
...obviously I should have guessed it from the cover :-), but I didn't expect anything like that.
I just loved Royksopp's previous albums and particularly so "Junior". I am only an amateur of electronic music, so I don't dare any technical judgment. I just follow my guts, and this album doesn't give me any positive vibe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Album name says it all January 23, 2011
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Senior is a wonderful reply to Junior. Instead of the friendly pop and hard synths that graced Junior, Senior is defined by slow moving, soft yet bass-rich tracks that don't demand much from the listener but to recline and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Downtempo than "Junior" but still good. January 23, 2011
By bcebce
Format:Audio CD
after their critically acclaimed 2009 album "junior", röyksopp released this as a counter-part to that one and they have been saying from the beginning that it may not be as accessible as "junior" to their new listeners. "senior" is not a pop album, it's introspective, withdrawn, atmospheric and must be approached as a whole rather than track by track.
if you've heard of röyksopp with "junior", there's a good chance that you won't like this but if you're into some of their early stuff, this might be what you've been waiting for since their debut.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intricate unconventional venture. November 22, 2010
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Royksopp seems dark with this album. Enjoyable yet unconventional tracks range in this recent release. Check out Forsaken Cowboy,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By R Welch
Format:Audio CD
When I purchased this CD I assumed I was purchasing something akin to their album, Junior, and was quite surprised to see how different this was from not only that album, but much of their previous releases as well. Now this is not to say that I didn't enjoy it, because I did. Merely, at times I felt I was listening to an album from Ulrich Schnauss and then it felt like I was listening to Orbital and then early (before Semantic Spaces) Delerium. It is an interesting mix and I like the down-tempo nature of it but don't expect their usual fare. Don't get me wrong, they definitely put their signature stamps on many of the tracks but it's just a different type of album.

I gave it a four out of five not because it was a departure but because I don't feel some of their tracks were quite up to the high level I expect from them. Specifically, "A Long, Long Way" (not cohesive enough) and others that did not leave a really strong impression. It is that lack of a strong impression that hurt it for me in the end. With that said, it is still a very good album to listen to as a whole, it just doesn't have that signature moment or track that would make me yearn to listen to it time after time.

While it was unexpected, Royksopp made a very good down-tempo album that would be a welcome addition to anyone's catalog.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I love the album- had major problem with vinyl
As stated in the title- I love this album, the music gets a 5/5. I bought this vinyl brand new, factory sealed. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Downtempo Electronic Brilliance
Melody A.M. put Royksopp on the map and earned them well deserved critical praise. The Understanding went a different direction and while offering many excellent tracks, didn't... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nathan Beauchamp
5.0 out of 5 stars Royksopp Senior
The video for Forsaken Cowboy is terrific and I can picture it in my head when I hear the music. Way too silly but true!
Published 3 months ago by Diane Kopasz
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
excellent. one of the few "electronic" artist I listen to. brilliant since their first album. certainly a different feel than junior which is also 5 star
Published 4 months ago by Molly
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Röyksopp but a little sombre.
This is classic Röyksopp but is a little sombre in places i.e. a nice complement to Junior. Still gets plenty of play-time months after purchase so definitely worth the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by James D
5.0 out of 5 stars The Exact Opposite of Junior
This is a 180° turn for Norwegian electronica-duo Röyksopp from their last studio album. Unlike the high-charged, extroverted Junior, the appropriately-titled Senior is a... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Atli Hafsteinsson
4.0 out of 5 stars Well planned and lovely
I haven't really enjoyed a Royksopp album since Melody AM. Junior was the perfect example of what I didn't like, seemingly embodying the essence of fad-driven synth and youthful,... Read more
Published 22 months ago by M. Linden
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better (of course)
Senior, by default should be better than Junior, based solely on logic. Once again the new and strange end up becoming the beloved and unique. Read more
Published on December 30, 2011 by M. Thome
4.0 out of 5 stars Listening suggestion
If you feel a little neutral about Senior, but you enjoyed Junior, try this: In your favorite audio software and/or device, try a playlist alternating the tracks between Junior... Read more
Published on November 3, 2011 by Yet another old guy
3.0 out of 5 stars "Senior" A Distant Second to "Junior"
After Roysopp's Junior CD, I was greatly anticipating their next offering, "Senior". "Junior" was terrific! "Senior" seems to be a step backward for the group. Read more
Published on October 25, 2011 by William H. Schulze
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