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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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Daniel
Daniel, when I first saw you I knew that you had a flame in your heart And under our blue skies Marble movie skies I found a home in your eyes We'll... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  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. Q Magazine
    80
    Two Suns is an intoxicating, addictive album, a step on from "Fur And Gold" a leap into a galaxy of its very own. [May 2009, p.118]
  4. Khan is a fantastic package and a good, if not as maverick as some believe, songwriter. In a year when no one wants to sing about making a cup of tea, she's just the ticket.
  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. She has hitched her modest talent to an art-rock wagon she won't outpace anytime soon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  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,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. SilkC
    May 6, 2009
    10
    yes, on the whole, it takes some time for some of these songs to sink in, but if you allow them to, you're going to love 'em. yes, on the whole, it takes some time for some of these songs to sink in, but if you allow them to, you're going to love 'em. still, that only goes for a few of the songs. songs like glass, daniel, pearl's dream, and sirens caught my attention on the first listen. while this isn't the greatest concept album out there, it certainly tops the charts for female artists in my book. seriously, are there any female artists out there who have topped this? i think not. sure, bjork, pj harvey, and tori amos all have their moments, but bat for lashes (natasha khan) hits it home. a lot of critics out there got this one wrong. it is far superior to her first album, and i'm putting it above merriweather post pavillion for album of the year. Expand
  3. 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,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
  4. CarlB
    May 18, 2009
    9
    Stunning.
  5. CaseyR.
    Jun 16, 2009
    9
    Listening to this record is like listening to a who's who of female alternative rock legends such as Kate Bush/Tori Amos, Goldfrapp, Listening to this record is like listening to a who's who of female alternative rock legends such as Kate Bush/Tori Amos, Goldfrapp, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Beth Gibbons, Beth Orton, Feist and Liz Frazier all thrown into this eclectic mix of creativity. It should be a shoe in to win this years Mercury Prize. Expand
  6. 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 NatashaTwo 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
  7. EricC
    Jul 7, 2009
    5
    It's incredibly dissapointing to wade through all that intriguingly dark and brooding atmosphere and find nothing there. The songs feel It's incredibly dissapointing to wade through all that intriguingly dark and brooding atmosphere and find nothing there. The songs feel empty. She was aiming for some kind of haunting 80s-esque effect but forgot to write engaging music. Sure, it's an okay album to chill out to. But she is way too talented to settle for a chill out record. This is the result of worrying more about the concept of you music than the music itself. Expand

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