Graphic As A Star - Josephine Foster
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  • Summary: The latest album for the folk singer from Colorado was based on some of Emily Dickenson's poems.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. While all of Foster’s work is provocative, this proves the warmest, loveliest, and most beautifully articulated recording in her catalog.
  2. With Graphic As A Star, she’s delivered an intimate reading of a revered American poet and made it entirely her own, creating her most beguiling work yet in the process.
  3. Foster has proven her mettle enough times to excuse a slight misstep, which in comparison to previous recordings and some of the works of her contemporaries, isn’t so much a misstep as a slightly less imaginative showcase of her talents.
  4. Ultimately, as the disc draws to a close and one hushed sonic wisp after another drifts by, justice is done to neither Foster’s considerable talents nor Dickinson’s genius.
  5. There isn’t much of a sense of flow to the album; the songs stand on their own as the poems were meant to stand on their own.
  6. 60
    Foster's extraordinary voice is suited to Dickinson's poignant rhymes, and tracks like They Called Me To the Window and I see Thee Better -- In The Dark, are concentrated, exquisite and oddly moving. [Feb 2010, p. 101]