Love Your Dum and Mad

Nadine Shah - Love Your Dum and Mad
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2013 Ratings: #360 / 1035
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Based on 18 ratings
July 22, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Apollo / Label
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Love Your Dum And Mad is certainly not an easy listen and demands close attention. But give yourself over to the close, fascinating world Shah inhabits and you will be utterly enthralled.

The Fly

With influences ranging from the Bad Seeds to Maria Callas, Nadine Shah’s debut could easily be melodramatic. But ‘Love Your…’ is suffused with a quiet dignity too


For all of Dum and Mad's unebbing intensity-- it never gets overbearing, it retains a dynamism through Shah's magnetic voice-- she makes you want to stay in the darkness with her.


It’s the lightness and dexterity in Nadine’s voice and songwriting that means she has created an album of stories that will warm you and keep you company.

Consequence of Sound

All of which adds up to both a staggeringly well thought-out eulogy, and a promising debut exhibition.

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Year End Lists

#42/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. Aching Bones
  2. To Be A Young Man
  3. Runaway
  4. The Devil
  5. Floating
  6. All I Want
  7. Used It All
  8. Dreary Town
  9. Remember
  10. Filthy Game
  11. Winter Reigns
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Added on: July 22, 2013