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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid.
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Don't Go
I keep on hoping that we'll find Another reason to compromise But this time I'll break down inside I keep on staring to the past And all those... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Feb 5, 2015
    80
    There is only really one misstep on Unguarded.
  2. Q Magazine
    Feb 5, 2015
    80
    This is an often astonishing record. [Feb 2015, p.112]
  3. Feb 5, 2015
    80
    Admittedly, her debut has been a bit of a long time coming--with last minute changes delaying until 2015--but with her songwriting already sounding accomplished and confident, it’s been time well spent.
  4. Feb 5, 2015
    80
    Unguarded is a sophisticated debut, steeped in a chilly, if still insulated atmosphere that strongly evokes '80s-era Kate Bush.
  5. 60
    For the most part it’s the more delicate moments that suit her best, particularly on the pleasingly acerbic Cold and the lovelorn sigh of This Time, but overall the immaculate sheen smothers the emotional honesty.
  6. Feb 5, 2015
    60
    Comparisons to Enya, Coldplay and Goulding may bring out a rash of snobbery in some, but the absence of cynicism and self-consciousness make this an endearing debut.
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  1. Jul 3, 2015
    9
    "Unguarded" tastes like freedom from guilty and sadness by showing us great melodies and lyrics - even when It comes with some little"Unguarded" tastes like freedom from guilty and sadness by showing us great melodies and lyrics - even when It comes with some little mistakes. Great album. Expand