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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the Australian pop singer-songwriter was produced by Greg Kurstin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jul 16, 2014
    90
    Whether or not stadium pop is to everyone’s taste, this is it in its smartest and most human form.
  2. In sound, composition and performance, Sia captures the melodrama of teen life, with all the lunatic exaggeration it deserves.
  3. Jul 7, 2014
    80
    To say it's her most accessible album yet doesn't diminish it or her previous albums; instead, it's the sound of Furler owning her success.
  4. 80
    1000 Forms of Fear is a anguished pop album for our uncertain times, crafted by an artist who is conflicted and torn by her celebrity as well as her vulnerable heart.
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    70
    Fortunately, these successes do not overwhelm 1000 Forms Of Fear, with tracks such as ‘Big Girls Cry’ and ‘Fire Meet Gasoline’ more than matching the output of her past clients in terms of captivating, powerful pop.
  6. 67
    Though her new material is of mixed quality, Sia’s instrument remains uniformly magnificent. She executes vocal cartwheels throughout these twelve songs, delivering great pain with even greater triumph.
  7. Jul 8, 2014
    50
    1000 Forms Of Fear certainly has the songs and contemporary sheen to make Sia a star in her own right, but it’s at the expense of both her emotional intimacy and her offbeat personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    10
    10/10. There is no way you can get a better album than this. With songs such as Chandelier, Burn The Pages, Big Girls Cry, Straight For The Knife, and Fire Meet Gasoline, there's no way I could resist this album. Sia made a masterpiece, and I'm glad she kept these amazing songs for herself. Expand
  2. Jul 8, 2014
    10
    This album... oh, god, this album. I can't describe what it is on simple words. You have to listen to understand. This album is emotional, mature, and bring such great lyrics, vocals, melodies. It's complete. For me, there's no way to unlike this album, because it brings such good things since the first to the last track. You're not going to find something bad in the album. I really think Sia has a bright future if she keeps this beautiful talent. I'm not going to be surprised if this album win an Album of The Year on the Grammys... Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2014
    10
    '1000 Forms of Fear' is a creative album! Sia did great songs that made me feel in other world. So many dramatic and fantastic words.... This is one of the greatest albums of the century! Expand
  4. Jul 11, 2014
    8
    1000 Forms of Fear is a melodically diverse album, with deep lyrics, showing a more intimate side of Sia. Every track is exciting, and you certainly will repeat the playlist several times! Expand
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    7
    '1000 Forms of Fear' showcases Sia's savage vocals chops, deft talent to pen a chart hit and get's you angry fist pumping on the dancefloor. A sordid break-up never looked cooler than with slow motion sprinklers and pyrotechnics in the background. You can't doubt her pop appeal or power with this one, but every track, save a few, could just have easily been sung by someone else. If all you're looking for is a collection of strong pop anthems, look no further. Expand
  6. Jul 13, 2014
    7
    A creative and strong album, Thoroughly enjoyed the song introduces at the start of the album, however it did slightly go downhill towards the end of the album however this album is a must-hear. Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2014
    0
    achei bem fraquinho, basicamente ela tentou fazer uma farofa comercial, mas só que perdeu toda essencia dela, saudades da Sia do bem, separadas por um Xandeliê Expand

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