Rockferry

  • Record Label: Mercury
  • Release Date: May 13, 2008
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53

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  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 on it's head, but it'll remain a classic British soul/pop record that deserved every bit of success it achieved.
  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 highly laudable album. Stand out tracks like Stepping Stone, Fool for You and Warwick Avenue are phenomenal.
  3. 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. 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 UKIt'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
  4. 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, 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.
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. For a debut album it's remarkably consistent and confident, and promises great things to come for the future.
  2. Duffy’s debut is hoovered of personality, principally, because on this evidence, she hasn’t got any.
  3. 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.