Lookaftering - Vashti Bunyan
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  • Summary: Coming a full 35 years after her debut ('Just Another Diamond Day'), the British folk singer's second LP finds her backed by fans/followers such as Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    Lookaftering is some kind of miracle. [Nov 2005, p.100]
  2. To say Lookaftering takes up where Just Another Diamond Day left off is an understatement. It feels like no time has elapsed at all since 1970, neither in her own life nor the outside world.
  3. 90
    If it takes another 36 years for something so sublime, I await the next 36 years. [#70, p.86]
  4. That Vashti Bunyan had the courage to step out of seclusion and follow up her classic debut is admirable. That she was able to do so with an excellent batch of songs is a joy to behold, pure and simple.
  5. Lookaftering sees her trading the overly twee vibe of her debut for a darker, more mysterious and mature sound.
  6. There's still something truly magical in the wistful clarity of her voice. [Nov 2005, p.131]
  7. Bunyan's wispy soprano lacks nuance, making for music that's ultimately more numbing than emotive. [4 Nov 2005, p.71]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23