About Farewell - Alela Diane
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  • Summary: The folk singer-songwriter's divorce from Tom Bevitori was an influence on the John Askew-produced fourth full-length release.
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  1. Jul 29, 2013
    90
    Its aching honesty and immaculate balance prevents About Farewell from being just another break-up record, as Diane presents something to us lyrically raw but unafraid to sport obviously produced yet sentimentally appropriate musical flourishes, from strings to harmonizing female choruses, when the time comes.
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    90
    This is truly a marvelous creation.
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    90
    It’s a brave account of how you can fall out of love just as easily as you fell in. Like the first blush of a new romance, it is intoxicating.
  4. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    About Farewell is a sincere depiction of the quiet, resolute acceptance of mid- to long-term misery.
  5. 80
    Her ability to craft songs that are both delicate and incredibly powerful, along with her stunning, effortless voice prevent the honesty from being alienating.
  6. Jul 18, 2013
    73
    Alela Diane hasn’t upended the form, but that probably wasn’t her intent. What she needed was a port in a storm, and About Farewell is a very sturdy bulwark.
  7. Jul 29, 2013
    60
    Her fourthcorrect, country-tinged album is no mere musical mope, but features writerly vignettes and restrained introspection.

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