Rockferry

  • Record Label: Mercury
  • Release Date: May 13, 2008
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. At this point, however, the movement of white UK female artists using 60s nostalgia to reinvent pop music is not all that original, but at least it’s a welcome break from the previous trends.
  2. There's nothing dislikable about Rockferry - but nothing that dazzles, either.
  3. Uncut
    60
    Rockferry is almost a very good album, but, for all the classic hallmarks, there's little insight into the soul of Duffy herself. [Apr 2008, p.84]
  4. Mojo
    60
    Sometimes Duffy tries just that little too hard to capture the sound of soul music's glorious past. [Apr 2008, p.102]
  5. Rockferry is a pretty nifty party trick of a record, but it's not enough to justify Duffy's Next Big Thing billing.
  6. Blender
    60
    There's a complancency about this record. [June 2008, p.73]
  7. Certainly Rockferry doesn’t do anything new, but it doesn’t do anything that’s been done in a while either, and for Duffy, that should be enough for Duffy to carve out her name amongst the stagnant realms of current mainstream pop.
  8. Unfortunately, its during these rather naked moments where the album falters, mostly because Duffy’s robust voice often overmatches the music that surrounds it.
  9. Duffy’s debut is hoovered of personality, principally, because on this evidence, she hasn’t got any.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »