Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2008-03-03Oh My Darling is an album that’s likely to please people with an affinity for syrupy acoustic music. I don’t think there’s any denying that, but the question is how well this album will fare with those who’ve grown weary with this type of musical earnestness. Well, after two listens, I still don’t know the answer to that question. I do know that not all the songs here are memorable (pretty much everything under the three minute mark is forgettable), but the ones that are serve as a reminder to why so many listeners and musicians flock to this approach to music. I also know that the two best songs on the album are Snakes and Ladders and In The Night, both of which are more upbeat and concise, and both have completely different tones to them (the latter is a lament of sorts, while the former is a more joyous affair). If Basia Bulat had crafted an entire album with songs as good as these, Oh My Darling would really be something excellent. As it stands, though, the album is just something. – Adam Goran, WYCE Intern
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