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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the Australian pop singer-songwriter was produced by Greg Kurstin.
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Chandelier
Party girls don't get hurt Can't feel anything, when will I learn? I push it down, push it down I'm the one "for a good time call" Phone's blowin'... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jul 16, 2014
    90
    Whether or not stadium pop is to everyone’s taste, this is it in its smartest and most human form.
  2. In sound, composition and performance, Sia captures the melodrama of teen life, with all the lunatic exaggeration it deserves.
  3. Jul 7, 2014
    80
    Just consider it a solid project from an artist who, after creating albums since the late-90s, is finally getting her recognition in front, instead of behind the curtain.
  4. 80
    1000 Forms of Fear is a anguished pop album for our uncertain times, crafted by an artist who is conflicted and torn by her celebrity as well as her vulnerable heart.
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    70
    Fortunately, these successes do not overwhelm 1000 Forms Of Fear, with tracks such as ‘Big Girls Cry’ and ‘Fire Meet Gasoline’ more than matching the output of her past clients in terms of captivating, powerful pop.
  6. 67
    Though her new material is of mixed quality, Sia’s instrument remains uniformly magnificent. She executes vocal cartwheels throughout these twelve songs, delivering great pain with even greater triumph.
  7. Jul 8, 2014
    50
    1000 Forms Of Fear certainly has the songs and contemporary sheen to make Sia a star in her own right, but it’s at the expense of both her emotional intimacy and her offbeat personality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 83
  2. Negative: 2 out of 83
  1. Jul 10, 2014
    10
    '1000 Forms of Fear' is a creative album! Sia did great songs that made me feel in other world. So many dramatic and fantastic words.... This'1000 Forms of Fear' is a creative album! Sia did great songs that made me feel in other world. So many dramatic and fantastic words.... This is one of the greatest albums of the century! Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Pop perfection it combines catchy pop melodies and emotion truely beautiful if I could I’d give it 11
  3. Mar 15, 2015
    10
    Quite rarely has Pop music hit the emotional chords so powerfully as Sia's latest album did. Everything she and her music represents is aQuite rarely has Pop music hit the emotional chords so powerfully as Sia's latest album did. Everything she and her music represents is a revelation to the gradually-staling pop industry, half of which should thank her for dedicated, inspired songwriting through the past two decades. I also can't stop listening to her live performances on Howard Stern (Diamonds and Chandelier)--brings me to tears every time. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2015
    10
    This is good, finally Sia recieves some recognized thanks to 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart'.
    Amazing, dark and happy at the same time.
    This is good, finally Sia recieves some recognized thanks to 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart'.
    Amazing, dark and happy at the same time.
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  5. May 22, 2015
    9
    One of the most poignant, emotionally resonating and important pop albums of the decade, crafted by the master lyricist and singer Sia, whoOne of the most poignant, emotionally resonating and important pop albums of the decade, crafted by the master lyricist and singer Sia, who has long been an indie darling in many circles. Launching her music into the turbulent world of the mainstream charts and radio, 1000 Forms of Fear represents a turning point in Sia's career, one that would be considered selling out if it were done by any other artist. Instead, Sia turns her pop debut into a shining magnum opus, with intelligent lyrics and masterful production. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2014
    7
    It pains me to say that, while this album is good, Sia writes better songs for artists such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, and Lea Michele,It pains me to say that, while this album is good, Sia writes better songs for artists such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, and Lea Michele, than her own. Obviously, the album is cohesive, organized, and much more mature than anything she's ever released. Songs like "Chandelier", "Big Girls Cry", "Eye of the Needle", and "Free The Animal" are great songs sure to become hits with the right promotion, but it's songs like "Fair Game" and "Hostage" that sound exhausted and rushed. In conclusion, there is no BAAAAD song on the album, but they're not ALL the best that Sia can do. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2015
    0
    I remember time when Sia was a cool artist. She used to make unique music but then... Something strange happened and she released "Chandelier"I remember time when Sia was a cool artist. She used to make unique music but then... Something strange happened and she released "Chandelier" and later this awful album "1000 Forms of Fear". I can't **** understand why she hides her face. Everyone knows her face so what's the problem? Anyway, this album is an average and boring work. Compared to her old albums... this is really weak. Expand

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