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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Canadian singer-songwriter was co-produced with Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury and Mark Lawson.
  • Record Label: Secret City Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    80
    It’s the perfect break-up album as there’s no wallowing--rather, there’s a steely defiance running through these songs that make Tall Tall Shadow a surprisingly uplifting experience.
  2. Oct 29, 2013
    80
    Whether effervescent (the poppy Promise Not To Think About Love zips along on handclaps and a jaunty bass line) or solemn (elegiac closing track From Now On), her modern take on folk music often delves into the darkness, but always looks toward the light.
  3. 75
    It’s a great ending to a great record, one that musically takes Bulat a bit further from the folk comfort zone, but not so far as to lose the essential character of what she is about.
  4. Oct 29, 2013
    70
    Tall Tall Shadow is easily the songwriter's most fully realized effort; it should expand her audience reach considerably--even if it leaves some of her more purist followers by the wayside.
  5. Mar 12, 2014
    67
    Her third full-length Tall Tall Shadow undulates between extremes, too, rolling radio-ready adult alternative and acoustic traditionalism.
  6. Oct 29, 2013
    60
    Tall Tall Shadow (the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Heart of My Own) sees Bulat lifting her voice once again--high above the fussy introduction of electronic elements--to a place where joy and despair mingle in heady measures.
  7. Oct 29, 2013
    60
    The Canadian chanteuse offers up a series of deceptively delicate entreaties that quickly give way to the sort of emphatic rhythms and boisterous melodies that reflect an unmistakably bold confidence.