Fur & Gold - Bat for Lashes
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  • Summary: The debut album was nominated for the Mercury Prize for best British album this year.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
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  1. Fur and Gold announces Natasha Khan's Bat For Lashes as a talent impossible to ignore and beguiling to behold, an album that, time and again, plucks one away from the mundane and offers a bewitching alternative galaxy of delights.
  2. Fur is, indeed gold. [17 Aug 2007, p.73]
  3. 91
    The U.K. sensation weaves her tales of wizards, horses and magic in a warm bearskin coat of Kate Bush sensibilities, piano playing that’ll bring you to tears and instruments that only real musicians understand, like the harpsichord.
  4. Even though Khan's music is not yet as ambitious as [Kate] Bush's best work, it has enough arresting moments and unique beauty to suggest that Khan is an indie songwriter and chanteuse to watch.
  5. An entrancing, wonderfully surprising record which manages to feel both refreshing new and strangely timeless.
  6. Bat for Lashes' music feels like some lost specter that has fortuitously wandered into your home and can't help but haunt you.
  7. Fur & Gold sounds a little bit too comfortable for its own good. Khan is a great singer, and her band is undoubtedly competent and capable, but the record sounds like it wants to be more than it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. May 25, 2011
    10
    Bat for lashes is an amazing artist i'm glad somebody found her and signed her. This is one of my favorite album. Great song writing skills and amazing vocals. Her songs tell story. Bat for lashes is different for all the other artist. Art Rock and Indie Rock artist. The songs has a good feeling to it. Bat for lashes music is just wonderful. One of the best song writers. The sound is great. It not too low or too high. THe artwork for the album is really good. Fur and Gold . Every song are great on the album. This album does has some really sad songs like Sad eyes. This song is really sad. It start off sad but it also has some upbeat songs like priscilla. This song make me wanna get up and start clapping my hands. The album has some songs that has an upbeat sound and kind of sad and make you feel happy like Seal Jubilee. One of the best album out. On my list for greatest album of all time. Expand
  2. Oct 26, 2011
    8
    A great album - well worth it's mercury music prize nomination. Original and inventive but at the same time extermely listenable. A much better version of Florence and the Machine. Expand

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