Made of Bricks

  • Record Label: Fiction
  • Release Date: Jan 8, 2008
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 53
  2. Negative: 9 out of 53

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  1. 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.
  2. MojoP.
    Oct 19, 2007
    5
    There's some good moments on this record, all the singles basically, but the rest is very average at best. I was expecting a lot more, and although there is some witty word play at work here it all seems to meander on the same subject in the same way without much melody. I reckon she'll only get better from here though.
  3. KateB.
    Mar 30, 2008
    6
    Very nice, this was, and very nice was all it was. I got it for Christmas and I've pretty much forgotten it a couple of months later. Still, if she can write anything other than pretty tunes she might do a good second album. Doubts hang heavy.
  4. MissH.
    Sep 8, 2007
    5
    Never before have i experienced such an up-and-down, topsy turvy ride when listening to an album. Kate Nash has truly earned all the plaudits and awards with songs like 'Foundations' & 'Mouthwash', yet she also deserves to be stoned for bringing trash such as 'The S**t Song' & 'Punpkin Soup' to a mainstream audience. This album is hit and miss; with Never before have i experienced such an up-and-down, topsy turvy ride when listening to an album. Kate Nash has truly earned all the plaudits and awards with songs like 'Foundations' & 'Mouthwash', yet she also deserves to be stoned for bringing trash such as 'The S**t Song' & 'Punpkin Soup' to a mainstream audience. This album is hit and miss; with gems seeming to be followed by absolute clangers. Personally i would not recommend this album as the lead single is hugely mis-leading and in a completely different world to the other 12 tracks. Expand
  5. AidanK.
    Feb 16, 2008
    4
    Some of these songs aren't bad at all, but after 3 or 4 songs the voice just becomes unbearable.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. It's one of the most exciting debuts by a young female pop artist in ages. If occasionally it veers a wee bit too much towards the cutesy-kooky.
  2. Essentially, Made Of Bricks is comprised of a lot of below-par b-sides, three pretty special tracks and then bunch of 'nice tries'...but don't expect anyone to be whistling them in three months' time.
  3. So, from bed-bound broken foot casualty to creator of the finest debut album of the year in just over a year.