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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Skinny Love
Come on skinny love just last the year Pour a little salt we were never here My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my Staring at the sink of blood and crushed... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
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  1. Uncut
    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
    For now Birdy remains a novelty. Her rich, malleable vocals suggest, however, that she won't be caged for long.
  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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  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
  5. Feb 21, 2016
    7
    I really can't believe this album has bad reviews. She has an amazing voice, she sings amazing in live!!! How can you unlike this?!!?!? BestI really can't believe this album has bad reviews. She has an amazing voice, she sings amazing in live!!! How can you unlike this?!!?!? Best songs; Shelter, Skinny Love, People Help The People. Waiting for Beautiful Lies Expand