Lookaftering - Vashti Bunyan
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Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

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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
  1. johnH
    Nov 13, 2005
    10
    When I first encountered Just Another Diamond Day a few years back I was annoyed to discover it was firstly so old and secondly a one-off. So I
  2. StevenL
    Dec 7, 2005
    10
    It's soothing and beautiful. Vashti has a lovely voice, and this is a fantastic album.
  3. SebastianN
    Nov 13, 2006
    10
    One of my all time favorite folk albums.
  4. PlatypusQuest
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    This is one extremely beautiful album. Vashti's voice is unbearably gorgeous and her compositions are minimal and evocative of a lost, tranquil place in a world outside our on. A vital release. Expand
  5. SeanT
    Dec 11, 2005
    8
    this is a very nice and warming album. the kind of album you get a nice comfy chair,a nice fire,a cat, and a glass of wine and just chill the hell out to. Expand
  6. name
    Dec 16, 2005
    7
    The title to track 8 says it all: "Same But Different". It's still very good though.
  7. MarcE
    Nov 14, 2005
    1
    I 2nd Andy D's assessment. Enough of these boring-as-eff albums where every song has the same structure, the same tempo, the same fingered guitar, the same "delicate" vocals. 1 is enough! Expand

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