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  • Summary: Famous for her soaring vocals, Sia's new release brings brilliance to the modern pop track, with catchy grooves, soulful song arrangements, and a few synth-heavy dance beats that are playful and party friendly.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Known for her past collaborations with English electronica band Zero 7 and more recently with Christina Aguilera, Australian artist Sia Furler shines bright on her own on her newest release.
  2. On We Are Born the chanteuse explores more caffeinated avenues...It's party music with a heart.
  3. While We Are Born may not be as immediate or distinctive a statement as its predecessor, there's ultimately very little about it that doesn't work.
  4. Not as good as we were hoping, but still strong enough to make us excited about the next chapter.
  5. 60
    Stack with drivetime anthems such as "Big Giirl Little Girl" and "Bring Night". Less overbearing is the feelgood disco of "The Fight" and "Clap Your Hands," which may finally make Sia a household name. [Jul 2010, p.120]
  6. 60
    We Are Born accentuates Sia's goofy party-girl side: Produced by Lily Allen's mate Greg Kurstin, it's full of up-tempo electro-pop jams that sound like Amy Winehouse covering Toni Basil's Mickey.
  7. Sia's latest full-length We Are Born, is, in a word, confusing. [Summer 2010, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 15, 2011
    10
    I don't get some of the 'professional' reviewers? This album is in many, if not in every way, an extraordinary album. Sia's voice is like theI don't get some of the 'professional' reviewers? This album is in many, if not in every way, an extraordinary album. Sia's voice is like the heading & the leading thing here. She do have her very own voice and this is proven on this record. The lyrics a chunky, funny and just real! We need more of that kind. You can hear that she's having fun on this one. This is her first uptempo album, & she's doing it really great. This album is a summer cracker. I've heard it over & over again that summer 2010, and still doing it today. What can I say; It makes me feel comfortable with lots of things. This album puts a smile on my face. Still to remember, that there's songs like 'Be Good To Me' & 'I'm In Here' + her cover of Madonna's 'Oh Father' - these are the downtempos genuine songs on the album. You have to listen to this album! Highly recommended! Shortly: The voice works, the lyrics are amazing and the music is just so tripping forward the joy to remember this one.
    10/10 in all. First & foremost cause' of its originality & lots of joyfulness and the confusing thing, which we all know & have been caught up in a awkward moment, and of course when it is in its best & at the right time.
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  2. Jan 8, 2015
    10
    The album is Funny and good, "Bring Night" is the best track of WAB
    you can hate 1000 forms of fear but it's impossible hate we are born
    The album is Funny and good, "Bring Night" is the best track of WAB
    you can hate 1000 forms of fear but it's impossible hate we are born
    it's sia best album
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  3. Nov 5, 2014
    10
    Been listening since I got it,I can say that the songs are very well written,good instrumentals,great track order and flawless voice.You'llBeen listening since I got it,I can say that the songs are very well written,good instrumentals,great track order and flawless voice.You'll never regret about this Sia's work. Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2015
    8
    A surprisingly fun collection of good and great songs. Usually I've felt that Sia has written her best stuff for other artists, so I'm glad toA surprisingly fun collection of good and great songs. Usually I've felt that Sia has written her best stuff for other artists, so I'm glad to see that she's actually letting herself shine on this album. The songs are upbeat and many of them are catchy, but it's Sia's vocal delivery that really stands out. In my opinion this is her best and most consistent album. Standout tracks are Clap Your Hands, Stop Trying, Bring Night, and I'm in Here. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2010
    8
    While this may not be Sia's strongest album, it is still fantastic in its own right. Instead of her chilled, hip hop beginnings, orWhile this may not be Sia's strongest album, it is still fantastic in its own right. Instead of her chilled, hip hop beginnings, or jazz-fuelled pop of her last attempt, this is first and foremost a pop album, and should be treated as such. It is inventive (compared to most mainstream pop) but still lacks the bravery of her last three albums. Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2014
    7
    I wasn’t originally going to download this album. But after hearing some of the songs from this album (The Fight, Clap Your Hands and You’veI wasn’t originally going to download this album. But after hearing some of the songs from this album (The Fight, Clap Your Hands and You’ve Changed), it would be a mistake not to download this album.

    And in order to compare her latest album 1000 Forms of Fear, I need to review this previous album because I noticed the different tone of sound between those two albums.

    What I liked about this album is Sia’s persona as a colorful, quirky, Bjork-esque singer based on the sound of this album. I like colorful artists. It makes me feel happy in the inside.

    The theme of this album is very focused and does not change in mood at all. It’s all about being happy and upbeat. It may sound mainstream but it does not sound generic at all.

    I loved the production here from Greg Kurstin. I always like how he produces non-generic music with other artists. He is a good collaborator and the fact he is the sole producer for this entire album amazes me.

    Sia’s vocals is harmonious and it fits to any genre. Whether it’s a ballad, or pop or R&B, Sia’s vocals can fit to any genre of music.

    If it wasn’t for the bonus track which is a piano version of I’m in Here, the album would end very abruptly. I did not like how the cover of Madonna’s song Oh Father is the last song of this album but the sad, piano version of I’m in Here is a good song to end this otherwise, happy album.

    This album launched Sia’s career further thanks to her vocals, brilliant, happy, up-beat production from Greg Kurstin. For old-time Sia fans, her fans will feel nostalgic from this album, back to the time when she faces everyone in the audience without fear.
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  7. Oct 13, 2014
    4
    Most of these songs just bore me, and I'm not a fan of Sia's songwriting personality on this album. I don't understand how people are likingMost of these songs just bore me, and I'm not a fan of Sia's songwriting personality on this album. I don't understand how people are liking this album. It's not completely horrible, but come on, there's nothing inspiring about these songs. Favorite track: Cloud Expand