Beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers
Fake It Flowers
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pizzagrande
50
😔 mfw I can't simp because the album's mid
JacksonLerner
63
the album is full of emotional confessions which convey an honest, intimate energy.

bea’s first studio LP is sorta dull throughout the whole listen, and her energy makes up for that.

beabadoobee has an ear for melody. her youthful gift of songwriting is paired with her great flow. she’s on pitch, on time, and in tune.

atmospheric, detailed production is apparent throughout the entirety of this album, especially on “Horen Sarrison”.

“Charlie Brown” is ... read more
Muratka
80
Surprisingly, it turned out to be a pretty decent, good, usable thing. This is pretty good, in terms of how terrible his genre can be.
basrdhim
62
About 2 years ago, beabadoobee dropped a lo-fi acoustic track called Coffee, and it was really starting to pick up on TikTok about a year ago. It was honestly on track to becoming a huge hit, but then a lo-fi rapper named Powfu made this really awful Jocelyn Flores rip-off song called Death Bed with Coffee as the sample and that one ended up being the song that got picked up by labels and radio instead. She was listed as a feature on the song but he ended up getting all of the credit for the ... read more
NewGodGabz
65
Probably a tribute to the sound she grew up listening to.

I got to know beabadoobee's work in some videos of an indie channel in my country and I ended up enjoying some songs. I listened to "She Plays Bass" many times, but after a while I just forgot and ended up not coming back to her songs (I hate death bed so much).

Excited to get back to her work, from the beginning I had the impact of receiving something different from what I was expecting, in a bad way. I expected the presence ... read more
Map
70
Solid album but nothing exceptional
MasterCrackfox
77
Beabadoobee is a strange modern case study in music that pops up more often than perhaps we would like it to, but is worth examining nonetheless. Bea Kristi is only twenty years old at the release of Fake It Flowers, her debut record, but has been writing and releasing music since 2017 when she was only 17 years old. Listening to her music this shouldn't surprise you since the Filipino-born British singer's music is so wrapped up in sweet youthful emotions that can only feel truly genuine when ... read more
nicoperagine
55
Beabadoobeeabadoobeeabadoobee becomes stylistically ambiguous!

We all knew this moment was coming. The bedroom pop rising artist has loosened up and has strayed from her indie roots in attempts of creating an alt-rock record that dabbles in multiple genres mainly consisting of pop, rock, indie, and punk. While the magnitude or majesty of the record may be due to record execs and others helping her create her craft, there is no doubt this isn't her greatest effort yet. While I am not a huge ... read more
AndreVital
50
I don't think I can possibly more neutral in my opinion of this album.

It's not that I don't care. I think Beabadoobee is an interesting and promising artist, or at least she has the potential to be. The songs here just don't evoke a lot of opinion or emotion from me. They're all tolerable, yet none of them really present enough for me to go into detail about their effect. It's interesting to see her use this 90's style in a contemporary context, however it's a fair point if somebody argued ... read more
CadeGilbert
64
it’s okay. it feels like a bit of a nostalgia trip at some points, as it draws heavily from sounds of the 90’s and early 2000’s, but sometimes it kinda loses its identity. overall i think it’s a good album, but nothing that left me too blown away.

FAVORITE TRACKS: care, worth it, emo song, sorry, how was your day
LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: dye it red
marvelgaryen
63
Somehow I'm a little mad at bea for this album. Really was expecting something greater, it's not bad but simply, it is not enough. Repetition doesn't mean cohesive, it actually makes everything messier.
Ymer
50
This album was mid as hell, and I didn't expect any more or any less.

This album is a messy nostalgia trip that takes its sound from 90s rock, however with her own twist. Although I think there is plenty of room for Bea to improve in, this is her best project to date.
Slush_Puppy
37
It felt like I was slipping in and out of consciences while listening to this.
birdseedbaby
60
I really wanted this to be good, but I can’t lie to myself. It’s kind of underwhelming. After being enamoured with her Space Cadet EP and watching her popularity skyrocket with the single Death Bed (an awful song that samples her much better song Coffee), I was watching beabadoobee’s career with much interest. I liked the singles I heard from this album too; Care and Sorry are some of the best on the album, and I really liked Worth It. However, as a whole, this album just ... read more
Davibitt1234
74
Nesse álbum beabadoobee muda um pouco seu estilo fazendo algo mais rock, a sonoridade é ótima, eu tomei um susto quando ouvi pela primeira vez o álbum pois pensava que seria algo parecido com”cofee” porém na segunda ouvida consegui gostar bastante da sonoridade, já os vocais e as letras do disco estão apenas ok.
BleachOnMyShirt
50
Some if these songs honestly feel like Disney Channel music
ThatOtherGuy
67
While everyone is releasing throwbacks to the 70s and 80s, this up-and-coming bedroom artist releases an entire throwback to the 90s. Specifically alt-rock, with a bit of grunge.

While Fake It Flowers is a solid effort from Beabadoobee, and the musical execution is one of its high points, there is no song that grabs you in the first listen. There's nothing wrong with that, but the entire album lacks that additional flavour. Maybe Bea can throw it in should she stick with the 90s rock retro ... read more
gopxity
57
I've enjoyed all of her past projects, but I think this is definitely her weakest release yet. There were some songs I enjoyed but they are far from some of her best. This is pretty disappointing.

Favoritet tracks: Care, Worth It, Sorry, Further Away, Together
Least favorite: How Was Your Day?
JohnLouisHoward
50
the operative word here is "fake". this is a decent impression of late 90s/early 00s alt rock. what it seems to lack is anything resembling its own gravitas or authenticity. look, start a tribute band if this is what you want to do. there is no shame in that.
thegeecyproject
71
Most people who have heard of Filipino-British musician Beabadoobee will know her through her warm lo-fi ballad “Coffee” – or at least the version which was sampled and re-purposed by Powfu’s “death bed (coffee for your head)” which became a slow burn hit this year. It’s perhaps not the best reflection of Bea’s true musical direction, as her debut album Fake It Flowers makes it clear that she is more concerned in re-creating the sound of late ... read more
kenst
63
The voice and atmosphere are good, but it's a pity that the quality of the essential phrases and melodies hasn't caught up with it.
Supertartory
80
A friend told me to listen to this when it released, then I forgot all about it until I saw it on the upcoming page for tonight. So when it hit midnight, I started to play it. Now I have never listened to beabadoobee before, the only song I have heard that is remotely with her is “Deathbed (Coffee For Your Head)” and I know that isn’t technically her, so this was my first exposure to her and… this was a huge surprise! Much like the Poppy album earlier this year, this ... read more
RellyLuv
80
Beabadoobee the Filipina rockstar that will definitely have a promising music career.
Paying homage to 90s grunge with a slightly modern and more polished sound, her
songwriting is pretty impressive especially for a 20 year old. There is no doubt she has talent, and breaking from her "bedroom pop" box she has been put in, Bea had to something to prove.

Her vocals over these grungy pop punkish guitar riffs gives me Avril and Paramore vibes. The hooks are catchy and melodic and the ... read more
torpedoArma
65
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MusicGod
42
AYOOOO THIS GOES HARD WHEN YOUR SLEEPING
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