- Summary: Produced by Tom Biller, the third full-length release for the British singer moves toward an indie rock direction.
- Record Label: INgrooves
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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|You don't treat like a friend, yeah You don't treat me like a fri-end I've been saving all this stuff inside of me for you but... You ain't giving me...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 7 out of 12
Mixed: 5 out of 12
Negative: 0 out of 12
Mar 26, 2013[I'm] prouder, frankly, when this likable size 12 lets her voice crack all over the big fat scarewords "feminist" and "sexism" on an album that gets dissed for its simplistic songwriting as if that wasn't the point.
Mar 5, 2013Without doubt, this is Kate's heartbreak album; candid in its inspiration, both musically and emotionally
UncutMar 5, 2013Unvarnished and unpredictable, then, but in the grand Slits/Raincoats tradition, Nash is no-one's little girl. [Apr 2013, p.74]
Mar 7, 2013It’s a little preachy and confessional, but there’s truth in most of what Nash sings about on Girl Talk, at least for the ladies in the room who are still figuring out how to be capital-A adults.
MojoMar 7, 2013An audibly irked record.... Girl Talk has balls and tunes. [Apr 2013, p.88]
Mar 5, 2013Girl Talk may be the album she’s always wanted to make, but fans of her older material may be left wanting.
Mar 5, 2013there are occasions on Girl Talk when we get glimpses of what another, better Kate Nash indie rock album would have sounded like.... Unfortunately, moments such as these are the exception, not the rule, on Girl Talk.
Positive: 4 out of 6
Mixed: 2 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Mar 8, 2013The album is really not all that different from her previous two. Yes, Nash incorporate a lot more punk elements and a heavy focus on guitarThe album is really not all that different from her previous two. Yes, Nash incorporate a lot more punk elements and a heavy focus on guitar but really, the lyrics and the catchy pop hooks haven't changed a bit. The album is solid mostly all the way through with a couple mistakes along the way (Rap for Rejection and Lullaby). Overall, she did a phenomenal job this being her third album and I know that the "fans" that she loses, she'll gain in other faithful rockers.… Expand
Jul 30, 2015By far her best album. She has refined her image into a punk rocker rather than a quirky girl next door. The gutar riffs, lyrics and herBy far her best album. She has refined her image into a punk rocker rather than a quirky girl next door. The gutar riffs, lyrics and her vocals are striking. A must listen.… Expand
Feb 27, 20168/10 - "[I'm] prouder, frankly, when this likable size 12 lets her voice crack all over the big fat scarewords "feminist" and "sexism" on an8/10 - "[I'm] prouder, frankly, when this likable size 12 lets her voice crack all over the big fat scarewords "feminist" and "sexism" on an album that gets dissed for its simplistic songwriting as if that wasn't the point" - Expert Music (MSN Music)… Expand
Sep 17, 2015Girl Talk has a lot of positives and negatives. It's good to see her evolving and transmitting a message though music. Although I prefer theGirl Talk has a lot of positives and negatives. It's good to see her evolving and transmitting a message though music. Although I prefer the "old Kate Nash" musically, I have to recognize it. About the negatives, it's really sad to see her decaying as she tries to look like something that's not her. Nevertheless this was a nice record, with good songs mostly.
Best tracks: Sister, All Talk, Labyrinth, Lullaby for an Insomniac (and Mermaid Blue from the deluxe edition).
Worst tracks: Oh, Rap for Rejection.… Expand
Sep 24, 2013'Girl Talk' shows a rougher and more aggressive side of Kate Nash than what we've seen from her before, and while it may sound like an abrupt'Girl Talk' shows a rougher and more aggressive side of Kate Nash than what we've seen from her before, and while it may sound like an abrupt change on first listen, the album is actually a strong and solid effort that fits in the singer's discography. The catchy hooks ('Fri-End?') and Kate's signature childlike lyrical themes ('OMYGOD!') that defined her 'Made of Bricks' era are still here, but similarly to her sophomore album which featured topics like homophobia, 'Girl Talk' deals with some important issues, too; as the title also suggests, this time feminism is in the centre. Apart from the two songs mentioned, 'Death Proof', 'Sister', 'Oh', 'Conventional Girl' and 'You're So Cool, I'm So Freaky' are standouts. On the negative side, the album includes some missteps as well: the dud that is 'Part Heart' may put off some listeners right at the beginning, '3AM' feels bland, and 'Cherry Pickin' is definitely on the verge of being unlistenable. Overall, the record is actually a nice effort, and even though it doesn't live up to its predecessors, it's still worth giving a few spins.… Expand
Sep 1, 2013Were it not for some toe curlingly awful London girl rap on 'Rap For Rejection', this album might have scored her higher for me. Kate hasWere it not for some toe curlingly awful London girl rap on 'Rap For Rejection', this album might have scored her higher for me. Kate has grown up in a lot of ways. Her strongest suit has always been her ability to produce the triple threat catchy, light-hearted, snotty pop songs which you can't help but love, her ability to be incredibly honest on tracks without you feeling embarrassed for her, and her ability to pull something truly beautiful and sweet out of the hat. Previous records have perfectly showcased this. On 'Girl Talk', all focus seems lost. She sings about friends, about herself and about what it's like to be a woman. She doesn't really go deeper than that. 'Fri-end' is great. 'OMYGOD' is brilliant. Her pop hooks are here. But that's all. There doesn't seem to be enough here to make a decent album. Not her strongest work.… Expand
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