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By now many of you have heard the background of this album. But for the rest of you, “This is Acting” is a compilation of songs written by Sia, but rejected by other artists.
Sia This is Acting is Brilliant!
As opposed to wanting to sweep these passed over songs under the rug, Sia celebrates their greatness, and sings them her damn self. Brilliant!
This album’s brilliance is due to the fact that Sia makes what could sound like a mixed bag of foolishness, sound like a cohesive piece of work.
“This is Acting” could be a mixed bag of foolishness, but instead it’s a cohesive piece of work.Click to tweet
There are, unfortunately, moments where the albums pace slows more than I’d like. But thanks to Sia’s insanely powerful voice, she reels us back in with songs like “Broken Glass” and “Cheap Thrills.”
With “This Is Acting,” Sia has solidified herself as a power ballad hitmaker. Not too shabby for a woman whose brilliance wasn’t recognized fully until she was 40.
Must Listens: “Cheap Thrills,” “Move Your Body” & “The Greatest”
Score: 4.0 out of 5