Kate Nash (4 stars)

Made of Bricks

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Lazy listeners may compare her to Lily Allen, but the more we hear about this Harrow-based singer-songwriter, the more we find her making her own eccentric mark on the music scene. After the unexpected success of single, ‘Foundations’, Nash’s debut was rushed forward, and from the hip hop beat-driven opener of ‘Play’ to ‘Merry Happy’’s pounding pianos, this album proves even further that all the hype and hyperbole has not been in vain.

‘Mouthwash’ is a highlight, as are ‘Mariella’, ‘Skeleton Song’, ‘We Get On’ and ‘Birds’, and while the infectious melodies and subtle skew-whiff horn and string-tinged production contribute to this, it’s Nash’s unique delivery and clever way with words which are the real deal clinchers. A weird-in-places yet overall quite wonderful first offering . . .

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1. Bojan Marsetic30 Oct 2008, 4:32pm Report

Kate Nash - she is the best artist I have ever heard in this year. I didnt pay attention at firs, but after listened to this album I recognize, there is no compares to other popular singers in general now. She remind me of me somethim,es, becouse of her sense of touch when it comes to deep feelings.

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