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1000 Forms Of Fear

Sia

1000 Forms Of Fear

Sixth solo record from the Aussie singer songwriter

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
RCA
UK Release date
07/07/2014
US Release date
08/07/2014
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    This is an essential album
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  2. 9.0 |   Fact

    The genius of Sia is that, stadium-filler or no, she’s herself through and through on every single track
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  3. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Some pop stars feel unreachable, but Sia feels like she might be slumped, exhausted, or hungover next to you on the train
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    You can't see what Sia looks like in the cover art, but she sounds like a superstar
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  5. 8.0 |   Spin

    Lush, dark production abounds on 1000 Forms Of Fear, compliments of Greg Kurstin, who's recently worked with similarly complex pop stars like Tegan & Sara and Pink
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    To say it's her most accessible album yet doesn't diminish it or her previous albums; instead, it's the sound of Furler owning her success
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  7. 8.0 |   The List

    Like a Japanese Raincoats collaborating with Steve Reich
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    1000 Forms of Fear is a anguished pop album for our uncertain times, crafted by an artist who is conflicted and torn by her celebrity as well as her vulnerable heart
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Seems pitched like a comeback, channeling the darkness Sia has found in fame, addiction, and personal loss in recent years into a batch of crescendoing power anthem
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A solid project from an artist who, after creating albums since the late-90s, is finally getting her recognition in front, instead of behind the curtain
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Whether she likes it or not, that jaw-dropping voice is both her dearest friend and her worst enemy
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  12. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Sia has the unique quality that every Simon Cowell and turning-chair telly talent show is trying to find: an awesome voice. Thank the pop stars that it's finally being heard again
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  13. 8.0 |   Digital Spy

    She has recorded the best album of her career
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  14. 8.0 |   Time Out

    Despite moments of underwhelment, it’s still stirring stuff, and never less than the sound of someone singing for her life
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  15. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Not only does Sia belt like she’s declared war on her larynx, her voice has that odd raspy timbre that distorts every word and syllable
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  16. 7.0 |   Beardfood

    It's so close to being a monstrous pop experience, and it could have been, but Sia exercises control and tact
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  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    Captivating, powerful pop
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  18. 6.8 |   Paste Magazine

    An album that acts as if simply existing was success enough. Yes, it is successful in this light, but it could have still tried to be more
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  19. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Sia deserves a crowning accomplishment to match her phenomenal talent and remarkable story. Two cheers for 1000 Forms of Fear, which proves such an album is well within her grasp
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  20. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Hugely impressive, and not a little strange
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  21. 6.0 |   The Music

    Taking a genre she loves and marching it proudly beyond the clichés – well done, girl, well done
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  22. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    So sonically flawless and contemporary-sounding that its impact may fade with time
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  23. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Passable, occasionally enjoyable pop
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  24. 6.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    Individually these are mostly good pop songs, but combined they make for one mostly average pop album
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  25. 6.0 |   The 405

    The production on the album is very shiny and polished, but at times far too cut and paste as every chorus seems to be layered with Sia's vocals, providing a backing falsetto
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  26. 6.0 |   Q

    These are huge windy ballads with vein-popping choruses. Print edition only

  27. 6.0 |   The Observer

    What's distinctive here is the marshalling of a huge arsenal of chart-pop dynamism behind the distinctly grown-up songs of a woman who doesn't want to be famous
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  28. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s all bombastic balladry, big tunes cloaked in an of-the-moment electronic sheen
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  29. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Sia’s become a victim of her own ubiquity and doesn't have the force of personality to persuade you otherwise. There are worse fates to suffer, but none more tortuous
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  30. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    Certainly has the songs and contemporary sheen to make Sia a star in her own right, but it’s at the expense of both her emotional intimacy and her offbeat personality
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