by Alison Wonderland


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On first listen, Alison Wonderland's debut album, Run, reveals little of the snark, silliness, or over the top anything that might attract pre-release accolades from an edgy EDM tastemaker like Diplo. Here, her late-album highlight "One More Hit" shines more like the kind of dancefloor diamond David Guetta might churn out, while "Naked" is the kind of stuttering trap that would fit just as well on the poptacular label Ultra as it would on Diplo's left-field imprint Mad Decent, so how did this Aussie producer and DJ win the heart of the man who is otherwise known as Major Lazer? Dig deeper and the appeal lies in the fearless kaleidoscope of styles Wonderland can cram into a single tune. The Wayne Coyne feature "U Don't Know" runs through spacy alt-rock, bright synth pop, and brittle trap, with the genres of EDM and disco making cameos somewhere in the middle. "Cold" twitches like a Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson number before Wonderland -- who also sings -- calms the storm with vocals that take the song to a much more pop place; then there's the closing highlight "Already Gone," which starts off in the realm of Sam Smith before swerving toward the murky land of A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob. "Ignore" sounds like a Sia single shattered and pieced back together for something arguably better, but the ethereal number brings up the biggest gripe that the big-room and prime-time crowds might have with the album -- its highlights aren't necessarily slammin'. Get past the fact that the skilled Wonderland is hyper when she DJs and fairly chilled when she produces, and Run is a vibrant and wonderfully varied debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2015
Label: Astralwerks
UPC: 0602547183972
catalogNumber: 718397
Rank: 13040

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alison Wonderland   Primary Artist,Vocals
Johnny Nelson   Vocals
Wayne Coyne   Vocals
Brave   Vocals
Ben Woolner-Kirkham   Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Nelson   Composer
Alison Wonderland   Composer,Producer
Lido   Producer
Andrew Swanson   Composer
Alexander Burnett   Composer
Jordy Saämena   Composer
Peder Losnegård   Composer
Djemba Djemba   Producer
Brendan Piccio   Composer
Hayden Luby   Composer
AWE   Producer
Ganz   Producer
Zachary Urman   Composer
Yee Sheng Then   Composer
Slumberjack   Producer
Mike Parvizi   Composer
Maia Witika   Composer
Fletcher Ehlers   Composer
Cody Farwell   Composer

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