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We Are Born [CD]

Sia Audio CD
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“I’m retired.”

“I don’t care about commercial success.”

“Me and fame will never be married.”

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  • Audio CD (27 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B003CFB2F2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,071 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Sia is a woman in demand. Since releasing her solo debut OnlySee in 1997, the Australian singer-songwriter (full name Sia Furler) has become as renowned for her covers and collaborations as for her studio output. She has contributed extensive vocals for UK ambient electronic duo Zero 7, performed a duet of You’re the One that I Want with Beck, sung backing vocals for Flight of the Conchords and even co-wrote tracks for the latest Christina Aguilera album.

While her solo material on records like 2004’s Colour the Small One and 2008’s Some People Have Real Problems shares anti-folk qualities with the likes of Regina Spektor and Feist, new album We Are Born propels Sia into a new arena of polished dance-pop shared by the likes of Ke$ha, Little Boots and (whisper it) Lady Gaga. The plaintive piano lines and tremulous murmured vocals have been thrown to the four winds in favour of a brash, fun-loving disco aesthetic, with all the associated benefits and disappointments.

The downsides are obvious. Fans who have connected with the autobiographical vulnerability of Sia’s earlier recordings will likely be sorely disappointed. Tracks like Bring Night, You’ve Changed and single Clap Your Hands are undeniably air-headed when weighed against past songs like Breathe Me and Soon We’ll Be Found. Greg Kurstin’s candied production gives the songs a satisfying bottom end but often buries Sia’s gorgeous voice – her chief asset – under a collapsing wall of sound.

Accusations of cynical trend-chasing should be stowed, however. Sia is clearly a songwriter with a growing fascination for the sparkling pop song, and We Are Born shows she has a knack for it. The album throws soaring choruses (Cloud, Stop Trying) and danceable guitar lines (some of which come courtesy of guest guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes) at the listener with such breathless frequency that it’s impossible to avoid giving in to the album’s finest moments. We Are Born’s set also ends strongly with a cover of Madonna’s Oh Father, which converts a somewhat overwrought power ballad into a more intimate portrait.

There’s definitely a place for We Are Born in our post-Gaga pop landscape. The album’s accessible tunes might not stand up to in-depth analysis, but they stand a good chance of lighting up cheesy club nights everywhere.

--Chris Lo

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sparkling Rebirth 23 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
Sia Furler is a very special singer, songwriter and performer.
Her penchent for dressing up in luminous stage outfits lives on
in the wonderfully quirky cover art of her splendid new album
'We Are Born'. Her 2008 release 'Some People Have Real Problems'
remains a firm favorite in The Wolf Cave (Mrs Wolf is an especially
big fan!) and gets an airing at least once a week.

The project contains thirteen new tracks and is perhaps her most
immediately accessible work to have appeared in the listening
world so-far. The sunny pop ambience which producer Greg Kurstin
weaves in and around the polished melodies suits her well, which in
no way implies that there has been a diminuition in Ms Furler's
wonderfully left-of-centre presence, or her capacity to light up the
sky with her distinctively soulful warble. A voice in a million!
(Listen to 'Be Good To Me' for immediate elucidation of her peerless
ability to communicate the heart and spirit of a fine song).

Cheerleader territory is not more than the length of a football pitch
away with the infectious handclaps and "Wo Wo Wo" vocal intrusions of
'Bring Night'. The spirit of the eighties is alive and well in songs like
'Clap Your Hands', 'Hurting Me Now' and 'The Co-Dependent', all cracking
tunes which Ms Furler brings to life with perky and quirky aplomb.

Madonna gets a nod and a wink with our heroine's nifty cover of
'Oh Father' from the 1989 album 'Like A Prayer'. It is a terrific
interpretation of a truly splendid composition, sung with real feeling.

My money's on 'I'm In Here', however, as the album's emotional axis.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Sia 23 Feb 2014
By Sarah
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I could listen to Sia's voice forever, this is maybe not as good as her last album but it's her and I think it's a grower. A great car album!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's... Ok 27 Oct 2010
By Dennis
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I like Sia. I really really do. That breathy intimacy has an insidious charm and she is an artist of genuine soul. So... What happened?

This is not a bad album. Then again, I would not expect Sia to make a bad album. It is an album where the artist has decided to take a more pop focused approach. Again cool, no problem with that. It's just there's nothing here to make you want to come back and listen again and again. There's echoes of some other artists like Lily Allen and maybe Amy Whitehouse, but not once was my heart melted or have I been stopped in my tracks to ponder a songs beauty.

About two thirds into the album I started to lose interest. Songs appeared to squish into one another. I've never been especially patient and I may change my mind if I return in a couple months, but right now, I'm going back to "Colour the Small One" and "Some people have..." to bathe once again in honey.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Too many Distractions? 4 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have been a huge admirer of Sia since Zero 7 and have loved her solo music since seeing her live at Summer Sundae in 2004. Although she later said she found the experience a little odd, I was gobsmacked by her voice and her songs. I was astonished by her and her band that day, who were brilliant too. Simple set-up, and economical playing that perfectly complemented her voice. See her live if you can.

As for the new record, I prefer to hear her singing breathily and close to the mic, without being distracted by the over thought-out and fussy production on some of the songs here. The trio of songs of You're Hurting Me Now, Never Gonna Leave Me and Cloud deserve better treatment. The emotion and meanings get a little lost for me in the over-complicated instrumentation and uptempo arrangements. At then end of Big Girl Little Girl we get a glimpse of what might've been on some of these songs, with Sia singing alone over a piano. But the mood is then broken by a pointless cover of a Madonna song. For me, Sia can make anything sound good and she is an original interpreter of other people's songs, but this is just too familiar to listen to without hearing Madonna. I would rather have had another Sia original than this. Keep the covers for a covers album, and the studio fiddling to the remixes. 5 for Sia and the songs, 3 for the willfully across-the-board upbeat arrangements and over-production.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The voice of Titanium 31 Aug 2013
By M. Cox
Format:Audio CD
Yes, I only discovered Sia due to Titanium, but I am so glad I did. This woman has a brilliant voice, with catchy songs that have depth as well as good beats. This woman should have the fame of someone like Gaga, because she has far more talent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great cd 8 April 2013
By Gils
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This cd just makes me smile every time I listen to it. I first heard it 2 months ago and I'm not bored of it yet.
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I can`t understand why Sia is so unknown to European radio stations or music listeners. She deserve to be appresiated much more since she is so talented and creative. Not to mention her voice which is so easy to like. Hope her efforts with David Guetta will boost her career. I will look for conserts with year in Europe. D.Korsæth, Norway
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great vocals 9 Dec 2012
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I liked Some People Have Real Problems. This is slightly more upbeat, a great album with Sia's usual haunting vocals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational Sia
Thought I would try her own stuff and after listening to a few samples I decided to go for this album. Read more
Published on 19 May 2012 by Dekhen
5.0 out of 5 stars Had to finally buy it...
I kept going back to Spotify to listen to this album. In fact, I think I went through it (and all the adverts that come with the privilege to stream free of charge)at least 4... Read more
Published on 9 April 2012 by moodypaws
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! Solid vocals and lyrics
Bought this album on the strength of a couple of tracks. Really enjoying it. More than pop but not so dark and ansgt ridden that you have hold back the tranquillisers when... Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2011 by Ken
4.0 out of 5 stars An upbeat, cheery different Sia but still great
With this album Sia tries another genre: dance-pop. All the songs make you shake and dance except I'm In Here and Oh Father. But did I say she has gone bad? Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2011 by Kaan Sensoy
4.0 out of 5 stars Catchy pop and a change in direction
Sia is quite a diverse and intruiging artist as she seems to thrive in a multitude of genres. Her debut album "Healing Is Difficult" included mostly contemporary R&B and pop, her... Read more
Published on 24 July 2011 by Amillionmiles
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful album
My husband and I are always amazed that Sia isn't more widely known. She has a terrific voice, very unique. Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2011 by REO_Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Big disappointment!
We really liked the previous album, so were surprised by the change of direction! Where did her individuality go? Read more
Published on 14 May 2011 by S. Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars The most catchy album ever!
Bought this after discovering Sia on the Twilight soundtrack album, with her song "My Love" and looked into her other albums. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2011 by Emily
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