Sensuous is the fifth studio album by Japanese musician Cornelius. It was released on October 25, 2006 by Warner Music Japan.[5] In the United States, the album was released on August 24, 2007 by Everloving Records.[6]Sensuous peaked at number eight on the Oricon Albums Chart.[7]

2006 studio album by Cornelius
Studio album by

Released October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25)
Genre Experimental pop[1]
Length 46:53
Label Warner
Producer Keigo Oyamada
Cornelius chronology
Mellow Waves
Singles from Sensuous
  1. “Music”
    Released: August 23, 2006[2]
  2. “Breezin'”
    Released: September 27, 2006[3]
  3. “Gum”
    Released: May 21, 2007[4]

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Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [9]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[10]
The Guardian [11]
The Irish Times [12]
NME 7/10[1]
Pitchfork 7.8/10[13]
Q [14]
Record Collector [15]
Rolling Stone [16]
Spin [17]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Sensuous received an average score of 70 based on 18 reviews, indicating “Generally favorable reviews”.[8]

Heather Phares of AllMusic called Sensuous “the finest expression of Cornelius’ inimitable, playfully sophisticated musical language yet.”[9] Eric Harvey of Pitchfork wrote that the album “represents yet another step forward for Oyamada’s unique headphone pop.”[13] He added, “It’s not quite the departure that Point was from Fantasma, but it feels like a natural next step.”[13]

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