Adrienne Day
January 04, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Made of Bricks

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Kate Nash
genre
Pop

We gave it a B

The U.K. singer-songwriter Kate Nash’s ”mockney” accent and whimsical ditties about lads have earned her some derisive Lily Allen comparisons. Though Nash’s debut Made of Bricks can be weighed down by forced sassiness and whiz-bang effects (applied like lacquer by Bloc Party producer Paul Epworth), her lilting alto and quirky sensibility are ultimately winning. The electro-folk ”Foundations” finds her ranting about a relationship, while on the piano jam ”Merry Happy” she muses, ”I can watch a sunset on my own.” With lyrics this cheeky, who needs boys? B
DOWNLOAD THIS: ”Foundation”

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