Nadine Shah - Kitchen Sink
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2020 Ratings: #85 / 673
User Score
Based on 127 ratings
2020 Ratings: #576
Liked by 2 people
June 26, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
BMG, Infectious / Label
Art Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
On her fourth album, the musician grapples with – and ultimately embraces – the complexities of being a woman, channelling a powerful voice.
79
Pitchfork

The best songs on the singer-songwriter’s excellent fourth album invoke the surreal melodramas of Björk and the wry social commentary of Pulp.

DareG
90
Really struggling to understand the displeasure with this album. I find the production and instrumentation to be on point., interesting and engaging with a unique perspective. Jarring at times certainly, but with purpose. Throughout Kitchen Sink but especially on highlights like Dillydally, Prayer Mat, and Cub Cougar Nadine comes off as the Bond girl who'd be more than a match for 007. Kite is atmospheric and dramatic while Ladies for Babies and others are a call to arms.

Standouts: Kite, ... read more
tha138
70
Behind the pleasant absurdity that adorns the entrance of her fourth album, lies the sharp commentary of a modern woman who demands our attention, ready to sting, as soon as she feels a threat approaching.
MinatoArisato
35
Really forgettable and uninteresting.

Best Track: Prayer Met
Worst Track: Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love)
Ge4ivan
50
I really like the approach of the album, but it is sadly mostly a bore, there are true moments where i could feel how could this album be more cohesive, tracks like the opener Club Cougar, Dillydally and Kite show the more bold tones and palettes of instrumentation Shah definitely can develop, but half of the time we are listening to kind of bland vocals with an even more bland instrumental behind, with little progression overall

With the highlights i mentioned there is something sure, this ... read more
NTTR
61
Nadine Shah - Kitchen Sink

Genre: Art Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 61% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 329th / 787

Highlight: Kitchen Sink

Made me think of:
Chelsea Wolfe
David Sylvian
Karen O
Bjork
Fiona Apple
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Track List

  1. Club Cougar
  2. Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love)
  3. Buckfast
  4. Dillydally
  5. Trad
  6. Kitchen Sink
  7. Kite
  8. Ukrainian Wine
  9. Wasps Nest
  10. Walk
  11. Prayer Mat
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Added on: February 3, 2020