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  • Audio CD (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B000V3L0ZK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483,234 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Play
  2. Foundations
  3. Mouthwash
  4. Dickhead
  5. Birds
  6. We Get On
  7. Mariella
  8. Shit Song
  9. Pumpkin Soup
  10. Skeleton Song
  11. Nicest Thing
  12. Merry Happy

Product Description

Nash,Kate ~ Made Of Bricks

Customer Reviews

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Format: Audio CD
Upon hearing Foundations for the first time on the radio, I did think it was Lily Allen, I can't deny it. But I was informed it was Kate Nash, who I'd never heard of. I rushed off to get the album and was shocked.

Innocent and wise, beautiful but ugly, pure truth and fun, with laughter and so much personality it would fill a small country, Made Of Bricks is the best album I have listened to in 2007.

Of course, there are a couple of dud tracks, but I can still happily listen to the entire album without needing to skip anything.

I personally don't think Nash released anything like her best songs- Mouthwash and Pumpkin Soup have grown on me since their releases, however, the songs which struck me the first time I listened are unlikely to ever be heard by anyone who doesn't buy this album.

Birds and Nicest Thing are quietly beautiful, whereas We Get On, Merry Happy and Mariella are bursting with fun with a bittersweet aftertaste.

These 5 songs make this album for me. The rest of the album is still brilliant by most standards, however, it is these songs I think she should be remembered for.

Having said that, I can honestly say that I listen to this album straight through, regardless of my mood or anything. I was shocked at how easy it was to listen to and like this album.

Made Of Bricks is the album that we need today, it summarises many, many issues in life without necessarily being specific about them. Personally, I feel that Kate Nash has reached and touched a whole generation.

On the other hand, if you can't stand her singles, you're unlikely to like this album.

NB: If you're looking for gutsy, pouty, cynical view of the world (ie Lily Allen's debut....), you are in the wrong place. Kate Nash is the light to Lily Allen's dark view of the world.
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this is the general view i get from looking at reviews, hearing what my friends think of the album, and from the critics themselves...it all comes down to what your musical taste is...its a shame that kate nash has been compared to other artists, because in my view she's nothing like them...alot of her album is random, and fun...as an artist, i respect her greatly for making an actual change to the britpop you hear nowadays...in terms of whether you buy her album or not, you'd have to listen to the samples at first, and remember not to take it too seriously, especially tracks like mouthwash...and listen to the music, and the fact that she has fun with her lyrics rather than drone on about depressing stereotypes...you'll decide from there...
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Bought this after seeing her do foundations on jools holland. I didnt have any expectations having not read any of the press about her or reading any reviews.

I think its an excellent debut, the music is eclectic and I like her phrasing. Not sure i'd agree its aimed at teenagers, im 30 and can easily relate to it.

Comparisons with lily allen dont stand up for me - It reminds me of Ben Folds Five & Belle & Sebastian in places in its quirky story telling pop. She comes accross as very honest and open and there are some wonderful insights into her thoughts.

She doesnt take herself too seriously and if you dont take this album too seriously theres lots to enjoy.
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Best Album i have heard in a very very very long time!! I am 26 and thought this album would not appeal to me in the way that is does! Kate Nash is a breath of fresh air, my first reaction when i heard the opening track play was ah, I'm not sure I will like this but from then on in it was making me smile and shout out loud how much I love both the album and Kate. I am now in the process of booking my tickets to go and see her live!! Thank you, I now know what music in the 21st Century is all about!

BTW Ma re ella is the best song on the album ever ever ever ever ever!!
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Although I would not describe this as the absolute best album of 2007 I think it is definatly worthy of note. I would think that if you were'nt a fan of foundations this album is not worth your money, other tracks that stand out are "mouthwash", "mariella" "merry happy" and "skeleton song". Some parts of it may seem a little slow to exhibit themselves but overall I think the album is very good and I look forard to more from Kate Nash.
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Weird, quirky, poignant, intermittently inspired. Sounds like an English equivalent of Suzanne Vega's early albums (think Tom's Diner, Marlene on the Wall). The next album will be either a flop or a work of genius. This one's worth your time though.

And if you don't know who Suzanne Vega is, look her up on Amazon *NOW*. Go on, get on with it.
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For a spell in the early- to mid-2000s, My Space was the new "Pop Idol"; a quick way to get ahead in the music business by short cutting the traditional graft of touring pubs and clubs and going straight to a record deal and a Top 10 single. In fact, by comparison, it was the easier way of doing things, as on My Space any caustic comments will not be seen by millions of people on ITV; nor will they spell the end of any hopes and dreams of fame and it's actually easier and quicker to attract a lot of people with one good original tune.

However, what the record companies seem to have forgotten as they hunt around My Space is that one catchy tune does not make a good album or a long-term career. To survive in the fickle music industry, you need to have a decent body of work. This is why people with a great voice don't always succeed, like your average "Pop Idol" or "X Factor" winner and why those with a catchy signature tune like Sandi Thom get found out when it becomes obvious they can't repeat that kind of quality for a whole album. The latest darling of this scene is Kate Nash, who doesn't appear likely to do much better than many who have gone before her, despite comparisons to the hugely successful Lily Allen.

Musically, this isn't too bad an album, as most of the tracks have catchy musical hooks. Sadly, far too many of them are spoiled by immature song writing and rhymes so childish that they really grated on me. It sounds as if Nash had got part way through the song writing process, sorting the music out first and then got interrupted, signed and pushed into the public eye before she'd had a chance to perfect the lyrics.
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