Fortress Around My Heart

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13

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  1. Jun 9, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. For what its worth, I went to 7-11 and bought two Kashi bars and a bottle of Minute Maid apple juice while everybody celebrated their one-year anniversary in your name. There was salad, I was told. I had always hoped we'd bump into each other at the Down to Earth across the street. Expand
  2. GD
    Jun 22, 2009
    10
    Pop punk music exploding with energy from start to finish. There is something in that Scandinavian water.
  3. GusC
    Apr 22, 2009
    10
    Great garrage!
  4. jennifert
    Apr 15, 2009
    10
    This is an awesome, soulful album!
  5. PeteC
    Jan 16, 2009
    10
    Critics have gotten used to something other than what is fresh and unique. Many have failed to see the frenetic energy and passion in Ida Maria's music as well as the depth. This is a fantastic album - definitely not boring.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. There are moments of decently sassy pop-rock here, songs that you can just about see someone singing along to, hairbrush for microphone, in front of the mirror before a night out. But these moments are few and far between, and are exclusively the tracks featuring a vaguely vibrant BPM count.
  2. A good first try for an album, but it's just not quite there yet.
  3. She’s great, but Lord, it’s heavy-going.