Made of Bricks - Kate Nash
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  • Summary: After the success of the single "Foundations," her debut album was released five weeks early and opened as the number-one album in the UK.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. So, from bed-bound broken foot casualty to creator of the finest debut album of the year in just over a year.
  2. Nash isn't quite the pottymouth that some of those titles might suggest, and she does a good job of keeping her tales about going for the wrong guy (among other problems faced by a 20-year-old woman) relatively universal, even as she's singing about trainers, tarts, and discos.
  3. 80
    Nash's bluntness and detail make for a good spectacle. [Feb 2008, p.96]
  4. Though its doubtful that Made of Bricks will go down as one of the greatest debuts in UK history, it’s still a remarkably entertaining and witty disc, doubling over as the album equivalent of a fun, summer popcorn movie.
  5. Nash's lyrics are charming and skillful, with huge mouthfuls of narrative information crammed into unbelievably small spaces.
  6. While not yet distinct enough to escape [Lily] Allen's shadow, as an empathetic soundtrack to similar growing pains Nash's debut hits its mark. [Sep 2007, p.86]
  7. The music is not Made from Bricks' problem: 'Foundations' proves she can write an indelible chorus and 'Mouthwash' and 'Merry Happy' suggest there are plenty more fine melodies where that came from. The problem is Nash's lyrics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    I love this album. THe first thing that wowed me was that Nash writes all her own songs and music. Another thing is her style..I love how you can hear her accent while she's singing and overall I would reccomend this album even to the unbelieving in music Expand
  2. May 11, 2012
    8
    Nash's co-written material on this album makes for an interesting listen but the rest of the album, written on her own, can take some time to get used to; the quirky hooks and squashed-up lyrics don't always hit the ear right the first time around but I guarantee you after a couple more listens it becomes clear that Nash is a more than capable songwriter with a lot to say. Her lyrics, brutally honest yet so indirect, sung in her trademark talky-singy style, makes every song instantly relatable, none more so than "We Get On", a heartbreaking song about having a crush on someone. Other highlights are the cheeky pop song, "Pumpkin Soup" (co-written with Paul Epworth, the man behind Adele and Florence), and the over-produced yet hard-hitting **** Song". The kooky story of a young girl, "Mariella", also becomes very addictive too. Overall, a great debut album, albeit an acquired taste! Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2012
    7
    'Made Of Bricks' Is the amazing debut by English Singer-Songwriter, Kate Nash. The album puts together simple song arrangements with often quirky-witty lyrics. Nash has an ability like no other to capture the outspoken thoughts, feelings and emotions of a human, which categorizes her as an individual at what she does . Expand
  4. May 27, 2011
    5
    With the magnificent debut of Foundations and the follow up singles I had high hopes for this album but it didn't quite live up to the expectation.
  5. Apr 26, 2011
    0
    Not at all impressed by this album. After all the hype that surrounded Kate Nash I must admit, I expected something at least semi-listen-able. I just find her a little too much like a Lilly Allen wannabe, a little cringe worthy in my opinion. Expand

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