Record review: Sia — 1000 Forms of Fear

Aussie artist anti-publicity tries to distract from the fact that the tunes just aren't there

Sia
1000 Forms of Fear
RCA/Monkey Puzzle Record 

This Australian singer — who has spent the past four years avoiding the spotlight by co-writing songs for artists like David Guetta, Rihanna, and Eminem — was only coaxed into a record deal on the condition that she didn’t have to tour or do any publicity. One of her few TV appearances for this album featured a ballet dancer wearing Sia’s signature blond bob while the singer performed with her back to the audience. Of course, this attempt at anti-publicity is necessary because, in the end, 1000 Forms of Fear is an album full of bland, overproduced Rihanna deep cuts.  

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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