Made of Bricks (2008) 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… 2008-01-08 Kate Nash Pop
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Made of Bricks (2008)

Kate Nash | KATE NASH Quirks that work on debut CD Made of Bricks
KATE NASH Quirks that work on debut CD Made of Bricks
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 08, 2008; Lead Performance: Kate Nash; Genre: Pop

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
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Originally posted Jan 03, 2008 Published in issue #973 Jan 11, 2008 Order article reprints