Jul 10, 2014'1000 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'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
Aug 1, 2014Alright, she broke everything! 1000 Forms of Fear open with the Top 10 hit Chandelier and close with one of the most deep ballads ever DressedAlright, she broke everything! 1000 Forms of Fear open with the Top 10 hit Chandelier and close with one of the most deep ballads ever Dressed In Black! Just amazing.
The album hits explosive chorus and contains letters that chills anyone! Yes, she did what she know better.
The best ballads, Big Girls Cry, Chandelier, Straight For The Knife and Fire Meet Gasoline contrast with the only funny music Hostage and make of the album one of the best albums of the year, and why not of the decade?… Expand
Jul 11, 20141000 Forms of Fear is a melodically diverse album, with deep lyrics, showing a more intimate side of Sia. Every track is exciting, and you1000 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
Jul 8, 2014It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Sia. Four years, to be exact. Sure, she’s guest sung on David Guetta tracks and has been writing forIt’s been a while since we’ve heard from Sia. Four years, to be exact. Sure, she’s guest sung on David Guetta tracks and has been writing for Rihanna and Beyoncé. But the last time she made music for herself was for 2010′s We Are Born. Since then, her approach towards her sound and her image has changed – and it’s really fascinating. She dons a blonde wig (as pictured in the album cover) and sings with her back turned in all her performances. Others will take the front stage with interpretative dance as she sings – Maddie Ziegler did it perfectly, Lena Dunham did it laughably badly. She’s hiding her face in a metaphorical paper bag as her music incites bodily expression in her guest performers, and in a counterintuitive way, Ms. Blonde Bob is becoming more of a star than she doesn’t want to be. And it’s all because of her new music. 1000 Forms of Fear does perfectly what contemporary pop music is supposed to do – make you dance, shake, and break free from your daily inertia as if no one can judge you. Beginning with her hit single Chandelier, the album manages to be both more fun and more mature than We Are Born. It reduces to shambles any guilt you may have felt for turning your pop playlist up to max volume and shimmying incoherently around your bedroom, because that’s what Sia wants you to do.
We Are Born proved to us that Sia knows the secret to her infectious pop: juxtaposing her powerful voice with buoyant, hip-hop tinged dance-pop beats. However, on 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia ups the level of passion in her vocals and refines her beats to create a more distinctive sound. Xylophones race and snares pop in the background as her voice crackles and strains as if she’s about to burst. It’s hot, it’s fun, it’s everything you would normally feel guilty about for listening to but can’t because it’s executed with such a mature panache. What Sia’s album lacks in diversity or rhythmic flux it makes up for in consistency and energy. Every track on the album is an exciting experience on its own. One of the album’s flaws is the sonic fatigue that it induces near the end of an entire listen. However, that has almost grown to become one of the trademark features of contemporary, radio-friendly pop. As a whole, 1000 Forms of Fear is a well-deserved success for the artist as well as the listener. If you walk into your young relative’s room and see her methodically flailing her limbs and hopping about with sporadic grace to this album – just as how Sia’s voice waxes and wanes in quality with spontaneity – you know the artist has achieved her goal.
FINAL SCORE: 4 out of 5 stars (raw score: 82.5, between “great” and “almost perfect”)… Expand
Jul 13, 2014Four years since she released We Are Born, Sia had a lot things happening to her. Her fame is expanded outside Australia but she had personalFour years since she released We Are Born, Sia had a lot things happening to her. Her fame is expanded outside Australia but she had personal problems as a result and almost led her to suicide. But instead, she does what she does best, writing songs. She lend her songwriting talent with other singers such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears etc. Of course, this led her to be more successful and she is ready to release another album.
The literal theme of 1000 Forms of Fear is about the fears she has, including singing in front a live audience, which is something she used to love. What makes it interesting is that while it is personal to her, she has some happy songs in the middle of the album. She is not taking herself too seriously, but she points out what she wants to deliver in this album.
The vocals of Sia is brilliant, remained very strong after what she has gone through.
The lyrics matured from her previous album and even in the happiest of songs, the lyrics still remained personal to Sia.
The track list makes the album know how to start an album, and how to end an album.
The production, especially from Greg Kurstin is brilliant. He knows how to make music, whether it's a happy song or it's a personal song.
In my honest opinion, I love We Are Born more because quirky Sia is my favorite Sia. But for Sia's loyal fans, they're going to love this album, especially they have been craving more new music since her expanded fame.… Expand
Aug 23, 2014achei bem fraquinho, basicamente ela tentou fazer uma farofa comercial, mas só que perdeu toda essencia dela, saudades da Sia do bem,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