Birdy - Birdy
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  • Summary: The self-titled debut for Jasmine van den Bogaerde features covers of songs by such artists as The National, Francis & the Lights, Bon Iver, the xx, Naked & Famous, Fleet Foxes, Postal Service, and James Taylor.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    The results are impressive. [Jan 2012, p.81]
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    70
    The whole idea of Birdy sounds like a transparent attempt to court a more credible audience, but thanks to her haunting tones and a tasteful yet compelling production, it impressively avoids being the try-hard affair you'd expect.
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    70
    It's hard not to declare the record an admittedly limited success.
  4. Nov 30, 2011
    60
    The album itself--whilst impressive in its seamless cohesion--does become rather formulaic in Birdy's treatment of the covers, and therefore suffers from a distinct lack of variety.
  5. Nov 30, 2011
    60
    [Her cover of Bon Iver's Skinny Love] is easily the high point of her debut album.
  6. Jun 15, 2012
    50
    What's more of a problem for this album is the lack of variety between the songs. There are only so many covers of indie-rock piano ballads or rearrangements of indie-rock songs turned into piano ballads that a listener can take.
  7. Apr 17, 2012
    40
    The result is the most boring music ever recorded by a teenager.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 9, 2012
    10
    Perfection from start to finish. A perfection in letter and a deep and reflective stranded well. Birdy came to be marked with his sweet voicePerfection from start to finish. A perfection in letter and a deep and reflective stranded well. Birdy came to be marked with his sweet voice and charming simplicity Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2012
    9
    Birdy is the self-titled debut studio album by English recording artist Birdy, released on 4 November 2011. The self-titled debut for JasmineBirdy is the self-titled debut studio album by English recording artist Birdy, released on 4 November 2011. The self-titled debut for Jasmine van den Bogaerde features covers of songs by such artists as The National, Francis & the Lights, Bon Iver, the xx, Naked & Famous, Fleet Foxes, Postal Service, and James Taylor . The musical stile of this album is indie folk, pop, alternative. The album is overall relaxing and suggestive. The only reason I don't give this girl a 10 is because I want to hear more original songs and not just covers, even thought they are brilliantly made. Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2013
    9
    A perfect album, one of my favourite albums of 2012. She is a rising star and we will hear alot from her. so mature for a girl. Her ability toA perfect album, one of my favourite albums of 2012. She is a rising star and we will hear alot from her. so mature for a girl. Her ability to use the piano is astonishing. Amazing Expand
  4. May 8, 2012
    8
    Birdy delivers a sensory music, touching, which takes us to the guts and that we never loose. I understand the repetitive melodies againstBirdy delivers a sensory music, touching, which takes us to the guts and that we never loose. I understand the repetitive melodies against him, but it creates a universe that is his. His voice is incredible purity, and I would say why, but it reminds me sometimes "Florence and the Machine". An aspiring actress, I hope at least. Expand