Some People Have Real Problems

  • Record Label: Hear
  • Release Date: Jan 8, 2008
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. She mixes it up with the sweet 'Academia' (featuring harmonies from Beck) and a soaring cover of the Kinks' 'I Go to Sleep.' But think of those as bonus tracks, adding flavor to an already stunning CD.
  2. Some People is stuffed to the rafters with love songs but they're never precious or cloying, even when the arrangements soar to rousing string/brass/choir-laden climaxes, or when the lyrics are comprised of little more than a string of clichés .
  3. In short, it's the album everyone's been waiting for her to make.
  4. The newly varied arrangements, moods, and textures of this album, from the mournful piano-led cover of the Kinks' 'I Go to Sleep' through the horn-based R&B swing of 'Electric Bird' to the sarcastic bounce of 'The Girl You Lost to Cocaine,' make Some People Have Real Problems Sia's most engrossing and satisfying album yet.
  5. Sia still brings enough weird on Some People to satisfy old-school fans.
  6. Some People Have Real Problems reveals the other Sia: plucky, bubbly, and growling purposefully through assertive pop songs.
  7. Her control has never been better and Jimmy Hogarth’s production provides the perfect foundation for her deeply delicate expressions.
  8. Her fourth album brims with sunny hooks on its best tracks, and the alluring opener, 'Little Black Sandals,' affords her a rich, layered backdrop.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    Sia has always been an amazing artist. She writes her own songs that are always accompanied by beautiful harmonies. What makes her even aSia has always been an amazing artist. She writes her own songs that are always accompanied by beautiful harmonies. What makes her even a better artist is the distinction she makes us hear from her efforts that make it impossible to call her either generic or typical. "The Girl You Lost to Cocaine", "Day Too Soon", "Soon We'll Be Found", and the cover of Kinks' "I Go to Sleep" stand out the most. This album is stunning! Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    Outstanding album! "The Girl You Lost To Cocaine" was the first song I had ever heard from Sia so I looked up more of her songs andOutstanding album! "The Girl You Lost To Cocaine" was the first song I had ever heard from Sia so I looked up more of her songs and eventually bought the album! The album has songs that are painfully honest, fun, catchy and everything in between...Such a good album..Check it out Full Review »
  3. Dec 22, 2014
    10
    Stunning work.Sia's SPHRP album comes with different genre slow-tempo(most of them) songs,they're quite inspiring and deep. The order of theStunning work.Sia's SPHRP album comes with different genre slow-tempo(most of them) songs,they're quite inspiring and deep. The order of the tracks is just what makes this masterpiece work.Highly recommended. My favorite is Electric Bird. Full Review »