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  • Summary: The debut album was nominated for the Mercury Prize for best British album this year.

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What's A Girl To Do?
We walked arm in arm But I didn't feel his touch The desire I'd first tried to hide, That tingling inside was gone And when he asked me: 'do you... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Fur and Gold announces Natasha Khan's Bat For Lashes as a talent impossible to ignore and beguiling to behold, an album that, time and again, plucks one away from the mundane and offers a bewitching alternative galaxy of delights.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Fur is, indeed gold. [17 Aug 2007, p.73]
  3. 91
    The U.K. sensation weaves her tales of wizards, horses and magic in a warm bearskin coat of Kate Bush sensibilities, piano playing that’ll bring you to tears and instruments that only real musicians understand, like the harpsichord.
  4. Under The Radar
    80
    Despite her ear for meditative melodies, however, her most complex arrangements are usually her best. [Summer 2007, p.72]
  5. An entrancing, wonderfully surprising record which manages to feel both refreshing new and strangely timeless.
  6. Even though Khan's music is not yet as ambitious as [Kate] Bush's best work, it has enough arresting moments and unique beauty to suggest that Khan is an indie songwriter and chanteuse to watch.
  7. Fur & Gold sounds a little bit too comfortable for its own good. Khan is a great singer, and her band is undoubtedly competent and capable, but the record sounds like it wants to be more than it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Aug 25, 2015
    10
    Perfection. .
  2. sylviom.
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    Delicious to hear alone.
  3. May 25, 2011
    10
    Bat for lashes is an amazing artist i'm glad somebody found her and signed her. This is one of my favorite album. Great song writing skillsBat for lashes is an amazing artist i'm glad somebody found her and signed her. This is one of my favorite album. Great song writing skills and amazing vocals. Her songs tell story. Bat for lashes is different for all the other artist. Art Rock and Indie Rock artist. The songs has a good feeling to it. Bat for lashes music is just wonderful. One of the best song writers. The sound is great. It not too low or too high. THe artwork for the album is really good. Fur and Gold . Every song are great on the album. This album does has some really sad songs like Sad eyes. This song is really sad. It start off sad but it also has some upbeat songs like priscilla. This song make me wanna get up and start clapping my hands. The album has some songs that has an upbeat sound and kind of sad and make you feel happy like Seal Jubilee. One of the best album out. On my list for greatest album of all time. Expand
  4. SteA
    Jan 13, 2008
    9
    Absolutely brilliant.
  5. Oct 26, 2011
    8
    A great album - well worth it's mercury music prize nomination. Original and inventive but at the same time extermely listenable. A muchA great album - well worth it's mercury music prize nomination. Original and inventive but at the same time extermely listenable. A much better version of Florence and the Machine. Expand
  6. BjornC.
    Oct 3, 2007
    8
    An enjoyable listen for sure; upon repeated listening, however, I do find some of the lyrics a tad bit cringeworthy. It's as if An enjoyable listen for sure; upon repeated listening, however, I do find some of the lyrics a tad bit cringeworthy. It's as if she's reaching for the same childish faerie-musings as the likes of... say Cocorosie, but there's definitely a less expressionistic and more literally mapped quality to some of the yarns that might fare better in the hands of a more accomplished lyricist. Instead, in my opinion, they come off sounding occasionally prosaic and forced, milking the magic from the mare, as it were. On the other hand, I do find the arrangements and instrumental choices supremely blissful, and her voice manages to effectively carry her sometimes "pedestrian" sense of mysticism. However, for love of all the boys and girls out there who refuse to trade in musings of glacial palaces, fire-hooved steeds and winged-tiger saviors for a life of mindless wage-slaving for the marketed "perks" of capitalism...I give this offering an 8. I do highly recommend Faun Fables (Mother Twilight or Family Album) or Cocorosie as a no less magical complement to this album. Expand
  7. mydogputsthepooinpooch
    Aug 22, 2007
    1
    fer cryin' out loud - who's / why's anyone thinkin' highly of this girl's noises? i luv me some female singers / fer cryin' out loud - who's / why's anyone thinkin' highly of this girl's noises? i luv me some female singers / girl groups, co-ed combos but really, wtf? Expand

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