by Kate Nash
- Record Label: Fiction
- Release Date: Jan 8, 2008
- Summary: After the success of the single "Foundations," her debut album was released five weeks early and opened as the number-one album in the UK.
- Record Label: Fiction
- Genre(s): Rock, Pop
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|All I know is that you're so nice You're the nicest thing I've seen I wish that we could give it a go See if we could be something I wish I was your...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 14 out of 23
Mixed: 9 out of 23
Negative: 0 out of 23
So, from bed-bound broken foot casualty to creator of the finest debut album of the year in just over a year.
Nash isn't quite the pottymouth that some of those titles might suggest, and she does a good job of keeping her tales about going for the wrong guy (among other problems faced by a 20-year-old woman) relatively universal, even as she's singing about trainers, tarts, and discos.
Bricks is consequently more bracing and rewarding than most young-love-lost albums.
Though its doubtful that Made of Bricks will go down as one of the greatest debuts in UK history, it’s still a remarkably entertaining and witty disc, doubling over as the album equivalent of a fun, summer popcorn movie.
Under The RadarIt is not a revolutionary concept, but where Nash shows her mettle is in her storytelling. [Winter 2008]
This could well have been a much better album than it is. Still, there's enough here to indicate that Nash's obvious natural flair for songwriting will blossom, and that her fearless voice will only get better with experience.
The music is not Made from Bricks' problem: 'Foundations' proves she can write an indelible chorus and 'Mouthwash' and 'Merry Happy' suggest there are plenty more fine melodies where that came from. The problem is Nash's lyrics.
Positive: 23 out of 35
Mixed: 6 out of 35
Negative: 6 out of 35
Nov 25, 2021I love Kate Nash's debut album, her voice is so warm and great and her lyrics are amazing
Sep 21, 2010I love this album. THe first thing that wowed me was that Nash writes all her own songs and music. Another thing is her style..I love howI love this album. THe first thing that wowed me was that Nash writes all her own songs and music. Another thing is her style..I love how you can hear her accent while she's singing and overall I would reccomend this album even to the unbelieving in music… Expand
Sep 13, 2015Still listen to this album, and it still sounds like something fresh and original. Birds and We Get On are my favorite tracks. I miss thisStill listen to this album, and it still sounds like something fresh and original. Birds and We Get On are my favorite tracks. I miss this Kate Nash...… Expand
JosephF.Jan 9, 2008The pros of this album are just too much in comparison to the lack luster songs. I'll admit that I could listen to Foundation pretty The pros of this album are just too much in comparison to the lack luster songs. I'll admit that I could listen to Foundation pretty much all day long, it's just so damn catchy.… Expand
JyotirmayaD.Apr 6, 2008This album has witty sometimes hilarious songwriting and the music is melodious and thankfully does not polish over Kate Nash's own This album has witty sometimes hilarious songwriting and the music is melodious and thankfully does not polish over Kate Nash's own persona. It's a jaunty, pick-me-up listen.… Expand
May 27, 2011With the magnificent debut of Foundations and the follow up singles I had high hopes for this album but it didn't quite live up to the expectation.
WillC.Jan 11, 2008The lyrics are woeful, her voice is woeful. It's amazing how suck talentless artists get their breaks in the music industry sometimes.
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