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Like one reviewer already mentioned; Kate Nash has guts, and she isn't afraid to expose them.
Spreading her natural cheeriness all over this album with newfound influences that range from 60's surfer-girl rock to folk to punk rock, `My Best Friend is You' is certainly full of lots of goodies.
I'll start with the good.
The first big "wow" (for me) came from `Kiss That Grrrl', the song that professes explicit warning for her man to `stay away from that other chick'. I have become smitten with V.V. Brown as of late, and this whole surfer rock influence becoming modern feel is just really exciting to me (I absolutely love that movie `That Thing You Do' for the sheer fact that it makes me smile, and this music in general has that same affect on me). You couple `Kiss That Grrl' with the ferociously explosive `Do-Wah-Doo' (oh, you WILL be singing along) and you have two very capable and engaging reasons to run out and buy this album.Read more ›
While Allen headed in a more Electro Pop direction for her sophomore, Nash has hooked up with producer Bernard Butler (Duffy, Sharleen Spiteri), and the sound this time is sixties Pop/Rock and girl groups like the Shirelles or Shangri-Las; jangling/chiming guitars, brass, strings, and lushly layered harmonies. The hand clap-filled "Paris", the incredibly catchy "Kiss that grrrl" ("I bet she doesn't like to eat, I bet her feet don't even stink" she sings about some girl she's afraid is about to snatch her guy), "Don't you want to share the guilt" (with a subtle acoustic intro and coda with a verbose stream), the Phil Spector-ish lead-off single "Do-wah-doo", and the lovely "Later on" (in which she declares "I used my body and his desperation") best epitomise this.
Her arcebic wit is still very much on display, and a few songs, "Early Christmas present", and the acoustic ballad "I hate seagulls" (in which she declares her dislike for just about everything), are nearest in sound to her debut, though there is no Dance/Pop like "Pumpkin soup" or "S*** song". Hidden at the end is the brief acoustic title track, inspired she says by her grandparents who have been married for 57 years.Read more ›
After listening to "My Best Friend Is You" for the first time, I have to say I wasn't disappointed! Several songs grabbed me immediately whereas a few required more listens. As for the tone of the record, Kate goes retro with sounds reminiscent of 60s pop. The piano is present but not as dominant as it appeared in her debut record. Kate also plays around with the reverb effect giving the songs a haunting quality to it. As for the lyrics, it is mostly about Kate's insecurities and her disappointments with men, despite being in a supposedly happy relationship. However, if you've been scorned by love, then you will find a bit of solace in Kate's rants. Some folks have commented on her sometimes screaming lyrics but that is the punk influence coming through the record. In my opinion, this is managed well because it adds to the intensity of the song but her vocals are not in-your-face because it doesn't overpower the music.
Overall, a great follow-up record. I don't find myself comparing it to her first record. Instead, I see it as an addition to her excellent repertoire. I hope she continues down her musical path.
Track by Track Guide:
Paris: Great opener to the record! Classic Nash with a catchy piano melody and chorus (you never listen to me) with interjecting orchestral strings.
Kiss That Grrl: An introduction to the 60s pop sound. Great beat!
Don't You Want To Share The Guilt?: Excellent Song!Read more ›
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I love kate nash but i didn't liek that much this CD. I prefer the first one. But either way it was goodPublished 21 months ago by catalina
I loved Kate Nash's first album, every single song. This album is not as complete a hit for me but it's still very good and you will not be disappointed if you're a fan.Published on November 26, 2012 by mariabelle01
I purchased this product as a gift for my sister and so have not actually seen it but her report back was very positive and she was very happy with it, thanks very much.Published on January 18, 2012 by vainernamenickwho
After hearing a few songs from this cd on Pandora and thinking they reminded me much of Lily Allen, I decided to purchase this cd. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by Not Quite Lily Allen
Blending pure pop with brilliant indie folk is a gift, a gift Nash seems to posess. As a made woman she looks at the world and the men inhabiting it, the women having to deal with... Read morePublished on December 1, 2010 by M. Buisman
This album is great! It's so much fun to listen to and I love the vintage pop sound it has to it. Kate Nash is just awesome. Paris is my favorite track on the album!Published on November 19, 2010 by Chelsea
I can only give Kate 3.5** for this one. Her Made of Bricks is excellent as others have noted. In a way I like the song she produced best, #8, Mansion song - it sounds more like... Read morePublished on October 30, 2010 by portercat
Things have become truly desperate and I have now resorted to the deception of safely disabling my daughters stereo in order not to be tortured by yet another full play of this... Read morePublished on October 3, 2010 by Red on Black