Floreat - Mara Carlyle
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  • Summary: The British singer-songwriter's second album produced by Dan Carey was delayed for three years after EMI took over her previous record label.
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  1. All of this adds up to something very special indeed.
  2. Sep 15, 2011
    80
    While musically it can get a bit precious, Carlyle gleefully delivers lyrics that jar wonderfully with their polite musical frames.
  3. Sep 15, 2011
    80
    This is an album that sparkles with invention and surprise.
  4. Sep 15, 2011
    80
    The result is an album that will make many a listener feel like the cat that got the cream.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    80
    Funky, funny, stately, strange, soulful and sensual, Floreat is a unique and unequivocal triumph. [Oct 2011, p.83]
  6. Sep 27, 2011
    80
    Witty, touching, adored by everyone from Bjork to to Jon Snow; the wait is over. [Oct 2011, p.100]
  7. Sep 15, 2011
    70
    Her second full length is a compelling pleasure that rewards additional listens.

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