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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the British-Filipino alternative rock artist.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    The leap from bedroom-dweller to teenage riot instigator has been a swift and fruitful one, and what could be considered derivative is genuine in every sense. Circumstance might dictate that bedroom songwriting is back on the cards for Bea as the slow crawl to the return of live shows continues, but there’s a rock-solid foundation for the years to come.
  2. Oct 19, 2020
    83
    Fake It Flowers is a true evolution, a record that’s stronger and fuller than beabadoobee’s earlier EPs and exemplifies the ongoing growth of her artistry.
  3. Oct 15, 2020
    80
    The diary-entry nature of Bea’s songwriting - over twelve tracks she dips into hair dye as empowerment (‘Dye It Red’), self-harm via blistering highlight ‘Charlie Brown’, and a not-particularly-well-hidden reference to her boyfriend in ‘Horen Sarrison’ - makes the fuzzy, bubblegum grunge of ‘Fake It Flowers’ a perfect brooding soundtrack.
  4. 80
    Though it doesn’t deliver the promised 2020 twist on the Nineties formula, beabadoobee’s debut album is a terrific new addition to the “bubblegrunge” genre.
  5. Oct 20, 2020
    80
    The songs on Fake It Flowers are far from superfluous. Rather, it’s evident that Kristi revives the sound—which was predominantly represented by straight white men—in order to infuse it with her own life and experience as a Catholic school dropout and daughter of immigrants.
  6. Oct 16, 2020
    72
    She may not be the most compelling lyricist among her peers, and her melodies place her squarely in the middle of the pack, but when she’s at her best, her sparkly songs reach incredibly catchy heights and exude clarity about a confusing time in one’s life. With Fake It Flowers, she’s on the cusp of something great, and only time will tell which side she falls on.
  7. Oct 20, 2020
    60
    Just as judging the past from the present can be a fraught undertaking, weighing up the throwback 90s indie du jour by the standards of the decade itself is probably unfair too, but you wish Beabadoobee could muster a little more period-perfect surliness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    Amazing alternative debut album!!!! 90s and 00s nostalgia. It reminded me of Alanis Morissette. Totally recommended!
  2. Oct 18, 2020
    10
    i thought it was just amazing I LOVEEEEEEEEE IT i love it i love it i love it i love it
  3. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    Beabadoobee nós presentou na madrugada de 16/10/20 com o seu (tão aguardado) debut album 'Fake It Flowers'. E para mim, ela se superou nesseBeabadoobee nós presentou na madrugada de 16/10/20 com o seu (tão aguardado) debut album 'Fake It Flowers'. E para mim, ela se superou nesse trabalho! Com as faixas com um conteúdo lírico simples, porém direto e cheio de emoção, e claro, a produção, que está excepcional! Com uma pegada dos pop/rock dos anos '2000, porém, com a originalidade e a persona de Beatrice por trás dos vocais e das composições. É uma obra que merece ser aplaudida de pés! Um dos grandes altos do difícil, confuso e melancólico ano de 2020. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    the album was soo good. honestly love how she brings back indie rock vibes and it reminds me of the early 2000’s ❤️❤️
  5. Mar 2, 2021
    9
    ( 89/100 )

    Bea Kristi nació en Filipinas, creció en Londres y, con apenas 20 años, se ganó un publico y reconocimiento enorme gracias a su
    ( 89/100 )

    Bea Kristi nació en Filipinas, creció en Londres y, con apenas 20 años, se ganó un publico y reconocimiento enorme gracias a su visión e influencias en el Rock. Me declaro un inmediato y orgulloso fan de su música, pues en este, su álbum debut, me ayuda a desprender mi intensidad y sensibilidad con cierta armonía. El equilibrio que logra Beatrice en este álbum es de admirarse, pues su Grunge y Garage suavizan enojos incrustados en el corazón y explotan el calor de los abrazos que nos deberíamos de dar para recordar cuanto valemos. Sus letras agregan una idea de madurez que expresa sin miedo lo que transita entre la voluntad y la necesidad. Al final este Pop-Rock se siente tan intimo y acogedor que, de repente, siempre podría ser el momento oportuno para bailar y mecerse con este dilema musical, tan rampante como delicado.
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    Bea Kristi was born in Philiphines, grew up in London, and, with only 20 years old, she won a big public and acknowledgment thanks to her vision and influences in Rock. I declare myself as an immediate and proud fan of her music since this, her album debut, helped me to unleash my intensity and sensibility with a certain harmony. The balance that Beatrice achieves in this album is to be admired because her Grunge and Garage soften the angriness embedded in the heart and exploits the warmth in the hugs that we should give ourselves to remember how much we worth. Her lyrics add an idea of maturity that fearlessly expresses the thoughts that transit between the will and the need. In the end, this Pop Rock feels so intimate and cozy that, suddenly, always can be the appropriate time to dance and sway with this musical dilemma, as rampant as tender.
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  6. Jan 2, 2021
    7
    This is a decent traditional pop album but one thing I really should have learned by now is to never ever trust a 5 star NME review. I don'tThis is a decent traditional pop album but one thing I really should have learned by now is to never ever trust a 5 star NME review. I don't know which teenage bedroom bloggers write for them these days but this is the second time I've been stung by them. The last was a 5 start review of the 1975 I read a few years back. That's not to say this isn't good. It is. beabadoobee is catchy pop in the style you might have come across on an American Pie soundtrack from 20 years back or so. Production is decent, songwriting isn't bad but lacks thematic variety. It has a bit of substance to it and it sounds like it has some semblance of personality which is in short supply in pop these days. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2020
    6
    Vocally, it is not solid. Lyrically, it can be crude [which makes it tolerable]. Sonically, it's a good start. This girl has a lot ofVocally, it is not solid. Lyrically, it can be crude [which makes it tolerable]. Sonically, it's a good start. This girl has a lot of potential to show and there are some songs to prove it; the production of "Back To Mars" and "Horen Sarrison" are very well. She's still finding her own identity, and I'm glad she didn't pursue the "death bed" fame because that song is pretty disappointing.

    favorite tracks: "Charlie Brown", "Back To Mars" and "Horen Sarrison"
    KEY-TRACK: "Sorry"
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