- Summary: Jazz influences the debut full-length pop album from the New Zealand singer, who was featured in Gotye's single "Someone I Used To Know." It includes six new songs in addition to the tracks that appeared on the Australia/New Zealand release.
- Record Label: Warner Bros.
- Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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|I wanna settle down I wanna settle down Won't you settle down with me? Settle down We can settle at a table A table for two Won't you wine and dine...
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Q MagazineAug 20, 2012Kimbra has created a sparkling, witty debut that hymns commitment at every turn. [Sep 2012, p.102]
Positive: 14 out of 14
Mixed: 0 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
Oct 6, 2017when many Americans heard the name Kimbra back in the second half of 2011, a Sting-reminiscent single with a music video featuring a Katywhen many Americans heard the name Kimbra back in the second half of 2011, a Sting-reminiscent single with a music video featuring a Katy Perry lookalike popped into their heads. Somebody That I Used to Know was but a sneak peek into the mystical world of this brilliant Kiwi singer/composer.
enter Vows, an art pop album with a longevity equivalent to that of The Dreaming. more similarities with art pop goddess Kate are present, but it would be unfair to merely compare this young talent. after all, she's a newcomer in the pop stratosphere, and a damn ingenious one at that. avid listeners of left-field pop music are often on the lookout for masterclasses in songwriting, depth and production. The Archandroid, OK Computer, Elliott Smith's Either/Or and now Vows are on my list of quintessential pop records of the past 3 or so decades, and I'm certainly not the only one who'd say so.
a startling quantity of tangible emotion is present on this record, and Kimbra proves her potential with her interpretations. there's omnipotent anger (Come Into My Head, Posse), bright-eyed romance (Two Way Street), nostalgia (Old Flame, Sally I Can See You), mania (Cameo Lover), even sensuality (Wandering Limbs). the highest points though, are when she gets remarkably soulful. Good Intent is seductive, jazzy, a song you'd likely hear in a neo-noir short film directed by the likes of David Lynch, a startling highlight. bonus track Call Me is another fresh highlight, blending Jeff Buckleyesque runs with a Worldwide Underground-redolent funk beat. strange on paper, but erudite aurally. while Kimbra's lyrics may seem to occasionally dip into teenage-diary territory, it ends up actually playing in her favor, creating unique lyrical dissonances. and of course, her lyrical abilities can only go up from here.
so I mean yeah, comparisons with Björk, Kate Bush and Janelle totally make sense. and they are compliments to the highest degree. go the **** off, New Zealand.… Expand
Nov 9, 2015Perfeito! Cada sonoridade, cada letra. Kimbra consegue nos prender em cada faixa! Ela é um tipo de artista que deveria, realmente, terPerfeito! Cada sonoridade, cada letra. Kimbra consegue nos prender em cada faixa! Ela é um tipo de artista que deveria, realmente, ter conhecimento na mídia de hoje em dia... Uma artista completa.… Expand
May 23, 2012Brilliant. If you're going to judge this album just by it's first 2 poppy singles (which are pretty solid for what they are), Settle Down andBrilliant. If you're going to judge this album just by it's first 2 poppy singles (which are pretty solid for what they are), Settle Down and Cameo Lover, then you're going to miss out on some fantastic soul and funk music. If you can get past the somewhat childish lyrics (she's only 22) and focus in on the music you're doing yourself a huge solid. There's something for everyone on this album, excluding rap and metal fans.… Expand
Apr 21, 2018É bom ver que uma estreante chega com peso no mundo da música. Kimbra estreou com uma maturidade impressionante; "Vows" tem a cara e aÉ bom ver que uma estreante chega com peso no mundo da música. Kimbra estreou com uma maturidade impressionante; "Vows" tem a cara e a qualidade de um álbum de artista experiente e consolidado. É doce, às vezes engraçado e, ao mesmo tempo, muito fiel ao seu próprio título. "Settle Down" e "Cameo Lover" são, de fato, os grandes do álbum - muito bem recebidos pelo público, aliás. Só achava que "Withdraw" tinha a competência suficiente para ser faixa cativa do álbum - e não estar somente em versão Deluxe. Um brilhante e magnífico trabalho de Kimbra.… Expand
Jun 12, 2014This was by far the best album I've ever listened to... It has such a great mix of musical trickery while still showing Kimbra's outstandingThis was by far the best album I've ever listened to... It has such a great mix of musical trickery while still showing Kimbra's outstanding vocal prowess. From Settle Down to Limbo, not only is this album worth your money, the deluxe is even more so. It's not often the bonus tracks are just as if not better than some of the albums regular songs, especially with the regular tracks being of such quality. This is a must buy... a MUST BUY… Expand
Jul 21, 2014Kimbra's album is so awesome! She sound like a woman that so much experience to give for all the world. This one made me feel great and I loveKimbra's album is so awesome! She sound like a woman that so much experience to give for all the world. This one made me feel great and I love when I listen 'Something In The Way You Are' and 'Two Way Streets'. I love this album and Kimbra. ♥… Expand
Sep 20, 2012After working with Gotye's single "Somebody That I Used to Know", Kimbra realeases her own debut album and the result is great: a wellAfter working with Gotye's single "Somebody That I Used to Know", Kimbra realeases her own debut album and the result is great: a well arranged R6B/Soul/Jazzy Pop is what we can hear in "Vows". A brilliant CD which won't disappoint who looks for something fresh and different!… Expand
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