Rockferry

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  • Summary: "Mercy," the single from Duffy's debut album, made her the first female Welsh singer to hit number one on the UK pop charts in over 20 years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Rockferry is a fantastic album of burning blue soul.
  2. That ice-queen intrigue adds a certain cachet to the 23-year-old's occasionally overstudied lyrics.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    It all adds up to an impressive first step that ticks plenty of the right boxes, as does Duffy herself. [Apr 2008, p.100]
  4. Rockferry splits its time between paying tribute to its source material and knocking it off, but its principal's vocals, and generally pleasing wall-of-sound treatment, make it a good move anyway.
  5. There's nothing dislikable about Rockferry - but nothing that dazzles, either.
  6. Rockferry is a pretty nifty party trick of a record, but it's not enough to justify Duffy's Next Big Thing billing.
  7. Duffy's the Clay Aiken of nuevo "soul."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 7, 2016
    8
    Sang and produced to utter perfection. It feels both modern and vintage, without ever sounding calculated. It may not have turned the genre onSang and produced to utter perfection. It feels both modern and vintage, without ever sounding calculated. It may not have turned the genre on it's head, but it'll remain a classic British soul/pop record that deserved every bit of success it achieved. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2011
    8
    This album is a delight! Had a few filler tracks been left out the album would have had a condensed sound that would have made it a highlyThis album is a delight! Had a few filler tracks been left out the album would have had a condensed sound that would have made it a highly laudable album. Stand out tracks like Stepping Stone, Fool for You and Warwick Avenue are phenomenal. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2014
    8
    Analizando en retrospectiva, Duffy ha sido una artista exitosa en su tierra Natal, y en si mucho de su éxito se ha acreditado a su voz, queAnalizando en retrospectiva, Duffy ha sido una artista exitosa en su tierra Natal, y en si mucho de su éxito se ha acreditado a su voz, que encaja perfectamente en el Blue-Eyed Soul, pero también (y en si lo mas importante) en que ella ha sido un puente entre Amy Winehouse y Adele, es decir, Duffy se ha encargado de mantener el Soul activo mientras se realizaba la transición definitiva. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2011
    7
    It's not just because she was born and raised in a town about an hour away from me that i like this record, it's because it a fantastic album.It's not just because she was born and raised in a town about an hour away from me that i like this record, it's because it a fantastic album. She won 3 Brit Awards a Grammy Award as well as countless other wins and nomintations for this album, and rightly so. Somehow Duffy managed to release this record on a very tight budget and still went on to become the highest selling album in the UK the year it was released and was the 6th best selling in the world, and this success was through one thing, talent. She's not selling club music, rock music or any music that fits a 'popular' genre, she released music that yes, may have been 'old school' much like Amy Winehouse, but it was somehow her own, blue eyed soul at it's best, were as Amy's music was very dark rhythm and blues. This album will not only go down in Welsh history, it will go down in British music history, and, yes, possibly worldwide music history. A stunning album by a stunning artist. Expand
  5. Dec 13, 2012
    5
    They can say anything they want, but Duffy lacks so much of the so called "eyed-blue soul" music. Some songs are a little dull and they don'tThey can say anything they want, but Duffy lacks so much of the so called "eyed-blue soul" music. Some songs are a little dull and they don't own the deepest feeling of an a angered-heartbreaking soulful voice. "Rockferry" would be a simple desert where you can find two or three oasis in it, but it continues being a desert. My congratulations for "Warwick Avenue", "Syrup&Honey", "Mercy" and specially "Distant Dreamer" (the best for the last) In simple words, just a little more of potency for the next time, Duffy. Expand