Orangefarben - Sea of Bees
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  • Summary: The second full-length album for Julie Ann Baenziger as Sea of Bees was written after a breakup.
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  1. 80
    Standouts include a heartbreaking cover of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and the haunting murmur of "More".
  2. May 2, 2012
    70
    She sounds more lusty and confident on this sequel. [Jun 2012, p.83]
  3. Apr 16, 2012
    60
    When it finds itself so hopelessly in thrall to lost love, the record can cross a line into mawkish self-pity, the classic pitfall of many a confessional breakup album, and its appeal can then wear thin.
  4. Jun 1, 2012
    60
    She's an undemonstrative talent, certainly, but there's understated to the point of blending into the background – which is where much of Orangefarben sounds disappointingly at home.
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    50
    Orangefarben has very little distinctly objectionable or sinister about it. There is still the impression that something is lying dormant under the initial cheerfulness, but for those craving true, raw darkess, Baenziger's demons might not rear their heads quite enough.
  6. Jul 9, 2012
    50
    The melodies are still sweet and her voice us still shrewd, but Orangefarben gets in its own way too much to cut deeply. [Jun 2012, p.155]
  7. Apr 20, 2012
    40
    Pleasant and forgettable. [May 2012, p.84]
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