Kate Nash Made Of Bricks Album

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On a first listen to Kate Nash's debut Made of Bricks, it's easy to hear the similarities to her contemporaries (Lily Allen, the Streets, Amy Winehouse) and influences (Björk, Robbie Williams). Her most popular songs are both intimate and confrontational, using brief portraits and slang-conversational vocals to illustrate the larger issues going on -- the dinner party that exposes a crumbling relationship on 'Foundations' or the futility of using 'Mouthwash' as a defense against feelings of low self-worth. The music is explosive and sample-driven, but with plenty of ties to contemporary pop, such as the frequent piano runs and occasional chamber brass or woodwinds. Spend time with this album, however, and Nash is revealed as much more than the sum of her parts. First, she's an excellent songwriter who illustrates her tales of romantic woe and inadequacies with grace and many subtleties. (It's easy to see why Allen saw Nash not as a rival but a fellow artist, and how the two quickly became friends.) Nash's frequent sing-speak vocals and rather, erm, direct manner on some songs ('Dickhead,' 'Shit Song') are what most naysayers immediately point to, but her quiet rage on the former track is tremendously effective. Still, what impresses the most about Made of Bricks are her deft sketches of deteriorating relationships, whether they're being loudly destroyed ('Foundations' again) or wryly and tenderly closing ('Birds'). Nash has plenty of maturation to do as a songwriter and performer, but she shows considerable promise on this debut.

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To capitalize on the surprise success of 'Foundations,' her debut album, Made of Bricks, was rush-released in August 2007. It entered the U.K. Charts at number one, with sales of nearly 60,000 copies during its first week, and was released in America the following January. Nash began working on her second album in March 2009. Features Song Lyrics for Kate Nash's Made of Bricks album. Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Reviews. 13 rows  Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Made of Bricks - Kate. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2007 CD release of Made Of Bricks on Discogs. Given that Kate Nash probably wouldn’t even have a record deal right now if fellow MySpace upstart Lily Allen hadn’t included her profile in her coveted “Top 8,” it’s not surprising that nearly every article written about Nash’s debut, Made of Bricks, compares—both favorably.

SampleTitle/ComposerPerformerTimeStream
1 01:11
2
Paul Epworth / Kate Nash
04:05
3 05:01
4 03:43
5 04:25
6 04:34
7 04:15
8 03:05
9 02:59
10 05:07
11 04:05
12 05:27

Kate Nash Made Of Bricks Vinyl

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Review by John Bush

On a first listen to Kate Nash's debut Made of Bricks, it's easy to hear the similarities to her contemporaries (Lily Allen, the Streets, Amy Winehouse) and influences (Björk, Robbie Williams). Her most popular songs are both intimate and confrontational, using brief portraits and slang-conversational vocals to illustrate the larger issues going on -- the dinner party that exposes a crumbling relationship on 'Foundations' or the futility of using 'Mouthwash' as a defense against feelings of low self-worth. The music is explosive and sample-driven, but with plenty of ties to contemporary pop, such as the frequent piano runs and occasional chamber brass or woodwinds. Spend time with this album, however, and Nash is revealed as much more than the sum of her parts. First, she's an excellent songwriter who illustrates her tales of romantic woe and inadequacies with grace and many subtleties. (It's easy to see why Allen saw Nash not as a rival but a fellow artist, and how the two quickly became friends.) Nash's frequent sing-speak vocals and rather, erm, direct manner on some songs ('Dickhead,' 'Shit Song') are what most naysayers immediately point to, but her quiet rage on the former track is tremendously effective. Still, what impresses the most about Made of Bricks are her deft sketches of deteriorating relationships, whether they're being loudly destroyed ('Foundations' again) or wryly and tenderly closing ('Birds'). Nash has plenty of maturation to do as a songwriter and performer, but she shows considerable promise on this debut.

Kate Nash New Album

Title/ComposerPerformerTimeStream
1 01:12
2
Paul Epworth / Kate Nash
04:05
3 05:02
4 03:43
5 04:25
6 04:34
7 04:16
8 03:05
9 03:00
10 05:07
11 04:06
12 05:27
13 05:56
14
Paul Epworth / Kate Nash
03:37

Kate Nash Made Of Bricks Lyrics

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