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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: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  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. 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 19, 2020
    80
    This is music built for main stages and mainstream radio. The fact that Kristi has managed to keep the warmth and wit from her earlier releases while expanding her sound may be this album’s greatest feat.
  6. Oct 19, 2020
    70
    At its best, Fake It Flowers is right up there with the first Veruca Salt record or That Dog’s Totally Crushed Out in its ability to fuse pensive elation, sugary guitar charge, and sweet pop melodies.
  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: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    Best thing that’s ever been released. I cried. Listened to it three times. I’m in shock. This is the soundtrack to my life, Bea is beyondBest thing that’s ever been released. I cried. Listened to it three times. I’m in shock. This is the soundtrack to my life, Bea is beyond talented I don’t even know how to speak English anymore. This album has hit my soul and anyone listening needs to appreciate the gift she has given us. Too gassed to see it live. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    Amazing alternative debut album!!!! 90s and 00s nostalgia. It reminded me of Alanis Morissette. Totally recommended!
  4. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    The best album this year, one of the best debuts I’ve ever heard, Bea truly brings all the emotion, nostalgia and a perfectly pictured comingThe best album this year, one of the best debuts I’ve ever heard, Bea truly brings all the emotion, nostalgia and a perfectly pictured coming of age feel, standouts are Worth It, Dye It Red, Horen Sarrison & Together, a perfect album Expand
  5. 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 ❤️❤️
  6. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    An absolutely stunning album, from someone who's been listening to albums for a while. I more than enjoyed her EP's, Loveworm especially, andAn absolutely stunning album, from someone who's been listening to albums for a while. I more than enjoyed her EP's, Loveworm especially, and in Fake It Flowers, she truly encapsulates the sound of late 90's-early 00's grunge and pop-rock at the same time in a very impressive display. One of the few artists I can truly say I fangirl in entirety over Bea. Already am going to be waiting for the next one. The main thing that stood out for me was the raw emotion used in the lyrics as well as the instrumentals, both of which display the anger, happiness, fear, etc of the artist herself. She's a world-class talent, and I'm proud to call myself a fan! Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2020
    6
    i like this album because i like bea in general but i’m a bit disappointed. i found it very weak lyrically, and there were a lot ofi like this album because i like bea in general but i’m a bit disappointed. i found it very weak lyrically, and there were a lot of repetitions and similarities to her older songs. kinda just feels like an extension of loveworm and space cadet :/ Expand

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