Alela Diane & Wild Divine Image
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  • Summary: With her husband and father providing support as part of her backing band, Alela Diane's fourth album was produced by Scott Litt.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 12, 2011
    90
    If Diane's songs are more accessible, they're still not easy, creating the Inception-like sensation of wandering around in someone's overheated brain, where urgency and a lack of clarity intertwine to disorienting effect.
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    This is a vivid selection of songs underscored by a bittersweet poetry.
  3. May 18, 2011
    80
    While the songwriting stays high, it's her strong but sensitive voice, with its lonesome hint of yodeling, that captivates. [May 2011, p.115]
  4. Apr 12, 2011
    70
    She has toned down the extreme vocal expressions found on previous records and settled into more of a groove. That's a shame, because while each track has merit, Diane needs to add more variety to make the album always compelling.
  5. 70
    Wild Divine ain't 'Kid A', but it's hardly musical stagnation.
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    60
    Wild Divine finds Diane attempting new approaches to production and arrangement and should perhaps be seen as a transitional album. At the moment, the performances from within her comfort zone remain the most effective.
  7. May 18, 2011
    60
    There was mmuch to anticipate, but it falls short of the promise. [May 2011, p.114]

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