Two Suns - Bat for Lashes
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  • Summary: The second album for the singer was produced by David Kosten and features guest appearances by Yeasayer and Scott Walker.
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
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  1. Dark, but never needlessly so, Two Suns offers a rich, distinct world of subterranean lullabies, spacey timbres, and ghostly beauty.
  2. An easy (if slightly front-loaded) listen that Khan performs effortlessly.
  3. Two Suns is a dense, intricate album that features at least six brilliant songs, two of which are pure pop gems.
  4. Two Suns is another pitch-black dream world, with Khan's production touches helping paint her enchanting pictures. Color me enchanted. [Spring 2009, p.64]
  5. Anyways, ignore the write-ups (uh, except this one), which won’t be able to help quoting all the spiritual mumbo jumbo about dualism, and enjoy what seems, to me, unstated genre practice at play on a very large stage.
  6. Pounding on pianos, cranking out delicate little click-clack beats and shivering through choruses with an ultraromantic soprano, Khan proves she's a powerhouse under her billowy sleeves.
  7. No question this is meant to be a haunting mood piece, and her gorgeous voice--somewhere between Björk and Tori Amos, to name the obvious referents--makes up in some part for what's lacking in dynamics and compelling hooks.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
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  1. Apr 16, 2011
    10
    I had listened a few songs in 2009, but this style not had convinced me, later of a time i listened the whole album and I was really amazed, this album is really surprising, deeper and submerges you in a different world, Natasha has conquered my heart with odd melodies of dream pop, a complex environment which marks a truly infighting, musically wonderful, one of the finest albums I've listened... Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2011
    10
    If dystopia is our future its movie will be Bladerunner, it's food will be soylent green, and its soundtrack will be Two Suns. You know, assuming science fiction has the predictive powers at least that of a crystal ball or a Ouija board. And I know "Music can't be sci fi you nerd," fine, you caught me. But try listening to it and then tell me the sound isn't other worldly. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2012
    9
    At the same time futuristic and nowadays musically, Natasha Khan's sophomore release came full of synths and pop. But, it has the presence of folk, psychedelic sounds that made this her best effort. Her intelligence was capable of making a 'alter-ego' and stick to it until the end of the songs. The songwriting of hers is stylized and classy, but at some songs, like 'Siren Song' it calls for less eloquencye. Then again, her best material! Expand
  4. Aug 11, 2011
    9
    Somewhere between Kate Bush and PJ Harvey, beautifully dark and introspective, dreamy, sometimes scary and way too risky, many steps further from her debut . Two Suns has got to be one of the best albums of the decade. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    Two Suns, the second album by Bat for Lashes, was recorded with a special guest. I am not talking about Scott Walker who duets with Natasha Khan on The Big Sleep to close the Mercury Music Prize nominated LP. Let the girl speak for herself, though: My name is Pearl / And I love you the best way I know how / My blonde curls / Slice through your heart / When the sirens come calling / It wonâ Expand

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