Birdy - Birdy
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2011 Ratings: #927 / 990
User Score
Based on 82 ratings
2011 Ratings: #188
Liked by 5 people
November 4, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
14th Floor, Atlantic / Label
Chamber Pop / Genres
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The whole idea of Birdy sounds like a transparent attempt to court a more credible audience, but thanks to her haunting tones and a tasteful yet compelling production, it impressively avoids being the try-hard affair you'd expect.
The album itself – whilst impressive in its seamless cohesion – does become rather formulaic in Birdy’s treatment of the covers, and therefore suffers from a distinct lack of variety. However, there is no doubt that Birdy will use this debut album as a stepping stone for bigger and better things.
The Guardian
Her taste is impeccable... Another positive is that she indubitably puts her own stamp on them: the simple piano/guitar arrangements and her own sweet voice make them unrecognisable, with a few – Phoenix's synth-pop charmer 1901 and the xx's Shelter – sounding like completely new songs.
The Telegraph

Her rich, malleable vocals suggest ... that she won’t be caged for long.

The Observer
She might become even more than just a startling voice.
Get over it and give the kid a chance.
On her debut album full of indie-rock covers, this 15-year old proves that she can really sing; but Birdy's appeal may depend on how much you enjoy desperate, aching piano ballads, because there are a lot of them here.
Rolling Stone

The songs stick to a formula: tolling piano chords, an "atmospheric" beat and Birdy' s mewling. The result is the most boring music ever recorded bya teenager. No one so young should have such flawless taste in Quality Indie Rock, or sound this bummed out.

1901 - 5/5 ❤
Skinny Love - 5/5 ❤
People Help the People - 5/5 ❤
White Winter Hymnal - 4/5
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - 3/5
I'll Never Forget You - 4/5
Young Blood - 3/5
Shelter - 4/5
Fire and Rain - 4/5
Without a Word - 3/5
Terrible Love - 4/5
Birdy's debut lacks direction, but the strength of her vocal performances and impeccable taste makes this cover album hard not to call something of a success.
"Now where have I heard that song before?" Birdy is a reinterpretation of some fantastic songs by various artists. As an introduction to an artist, the album certainly showed Birdy's vocal talent compare to other younger lads, but one important quality missing from this album is the depth and creativeness in the interpretation of the songs, which frankly should only be achieved through years of self discovery. There are times when I thought the album put up a coherent presentation, ... read more
Some bops and the Bon Iver is great but everything seems a bit bored, and it really lacks in direction.

And the Fleet Foxes cover was by far my least favorite.
1901 7.9💚
Skinny Love 7.7💚
People Help The People 10.0💚
White Winter Hymnal 7.5💚
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 8.3💚
I'll Never Forget You 8.1💚
Young Blood 7.6💚
Shelter 7.3💚
Fire And Rain 6.9💚
Without A Word 7.7💚
Terrible Love 8.1💚
Comforting Sounds 7.4💚
Farewell And Goodnight 7.2💚

Nota Final:78💚💚💚💚(Bom)
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Added on: August 3, 2014