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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for Shara Worden as My Brightest Diamond was produced with Zac Rae.
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This Is My Hand
This is my hand This is my wrist This is my arm This is my fist like a twisted vine wraps around entwining This is my face This is my mouth This is... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. 90
    This Is My Hand should see her join him, her other collaborators and St Vincent in the US experimental pop pantheon.
  2. Magnet
    Sep 18, 2014
    80
    A thrumming, tribal first half gives way to a haunting, ethereal second. [No. 113, p.59]
  3. Oct 7, 2014
    80
    This is My Hand is one big ball of skill, imagination and love of musical creation.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    70
    This Is My Hand is a good example of how sometimes less can be more. But when the ‘less’ is as good as some of the songs in the second half, it’s easy to see why you might want more.
  5. Sep 16, 2014
    70
    The pressure of opposites can be a strong enough force to create bright and shiny diamonds. That’s kind of what happens on this album.
  6. Sep 15, 2014
    70
    Despite uneven pacing, This Is My Hand works on a visceral level, conjuring Worden’s intended image of tribal, fireside collaboration through a rich diversity of texture, detail, and tone.
  7. Sep 12, 2014
    50
    With this album, Worden seems intent on muscling in on the territory of innovative but hard-nosed American mavericks like St Vincent and Dirty Projectors. Ultimately though, This Is My Hand falls some way short of emulating the standards of those acts.

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  1. Oct 11, 2014
    9
    The best MBD album so far! It's even better than the very good: All Things Will Unwind (2011). I tend to agree with New Musical ExpressThe best MBD album so far! It's even better than the very good: All Things Will Unwind (2011). I tend to agree with New Musical Express (9/10), All Music Guide (4/5) and Blurt Magazine (4/5) reviews on this one. Highly recommendable! Expand