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My Best Friend Is You

Kate Nash

My Best Friend Is You

Second album of indie pop from London-based singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

5.6

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
19/04/2010
  1. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    With its retro-pop feel (and despite its sardonic lyrical tone), My Best Friend Is You is an upbeat and invigorating collection – and a considerable step up from its predecessor
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Laced with reverb and dissonance, I Just Love You More could be a product of New York's no-wave era
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It's never anything other than compelling and demonstrates that, despite what a lot of people thought when she first appeared, that Kate Nash could well be around for a good few years yet
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  4. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    A set of distinctive, well-crafted songs that should strike a chord with self-deprecating teens and twentysomethings
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  5. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It is fun - hook-filled fun at that - and while it’s hard to gauge how many people might love this record, only a singularly mean spirit could bring themselves to hate it
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  6. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Nash is an oversharing spitfire who won't be ignored — not to mention a huge talent
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  7. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Nash can be clumsy ("I hate it when I fall over" - 'Seagulls'), earnest and wide-eyed ("I want to see that race with all bicycles in France" - (' ...Guilt') and it's just incredibly entertaining
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  8. 7.0 |   NME

    It’s plum stuff and Nash generally proves remarkably adept at co-opting her magpie’s nest of influences
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Some might cringe, but Nash's public growing up is oddly touching. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   The Sunday Times

    Patchy, then, but brilliant in parts
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  11. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    These are affirmative times to be a female musician, but who would have pegged girl-next-door Kate Nash to be the one to inject some radicalism into the picture?
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  12. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    It’s refreshing that Nash is branching out, but the album lacks coherence, jumping oddly from catchy pop tunes to screechy vocals
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  13. 6.0 |   FasterLouder

    You can’t say she hasn’t developed since Made of Bricks. She’s just developing in a different way and at a different rate than her counterparts
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  14. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Doesn’t tread any new ground but is a solid pop record that’s simple in spirit
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  15. 5.0 |   Under The Radar

    Fans will continue to flock. Best friends or no, next time she needs to give them a few more reasons to stick around
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  16. 5.0 |   The Observer

    Full of sweet love for Nash's main squeeze, Ryan Jarman from the Cribs, and, spasmodically, for the indier-than-thou culture from which he hails. If only Nash had realised her good intentions with a little more guile
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  17. 4.0 |   The Independent

    The impression is of bite-sized, insubstantial thoughts, perhaps the way that lyrics are doomed to go in the Twitter era
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  18. 4.0 |   Q

    Falls over itself to broaden Nash's bard-of-the-piano template ... The No1 album-writing, Brit Award-winning creater of catchy pop ...appears to be present on only three songs. Print edition only

  19. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    If Nash was annoying before, at least she had some hits and hooks; this time it's just bland and irritating
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  20. 4.0 |   The Times

    If My Best Friend is You is meant to be the album that broadens her fanbase beyond teenage girls then it’s a small step in the right direction
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  21. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    There's an intellect in there fighting to get out. More of that, please, and less of the Moon/June rubbish
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  22. 3.0 |   The Fly

    So bad in places it’s almost laughable
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  23. 2.0 |   Uncut

    A familiar mix of gauche live journal poetry, chopsticks piano and wall-of-tin girl group production. Print edition only


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