Oh, My Darling

January 22, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 30, 2006
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Copyright: 2007 Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Total Length: 38:37
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0011BO7TW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,519 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Her voice is unique and soothing- the percussion is intriguing.
Jordan L. Gough
We saw Basia open for Devotchka in St. Louis, and she stole the show.
Biscuitrocious
Good songs, not great, but well produced and tastefully arranged.
M. Buisman

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on February 7, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Seriously good debut from Toronto singer/songwriter Basia Bulat may spur comparisons to everyone from Joni Mitchell to Natalie Merchant, Feist and Hem, and all will be apt, but none will be quite on the mark. If anything, Bulat's music may be best described as coming from a modern troubadour, as it's charming, entertaining and totally engaging. She's also got a knack for ornate yet still catchy and transporting melodies, and there's that a gorgeous and very unique voice of hers. Oh, My Darling is a happy find indeed. Very much recommended. Standout cuts: "Little Waltz," "Snakes And Ladders," "In The Night" and "La-Da-Da."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 25, 2008
Format: Audio CD
An excellent, heartfelt debut from this Canadian singer/songwriter. Her voice has been described as "reedy", which is appropriate but does not capture the full spirit of her melodies, laced with vibrato and emotional overtones. Her vocal style may remind some listeners of early Joni Mitchell, yet it is still unique and works well.

Many songs are simple acoustic numbers, letting Basia's voice carry them. Other tracks have string accompaniment, adding a layer of musical complexity to an otherwise sparse sound which assumes no pretenses. Backing harmonies are abundant. Some tracks (Before I Knew, Oh My Darling) are short and sweet; they end before the listener has a chance to really absorb them, begging to be heard multiple times.

Her lyrics are sometimes melancholy, sometimes joyful, evoking a whole range of emotions. High points include Before I Knew, Why Can't It Be Mine, and Bird of Paradise. As a whole, the album is beautiful and imminently listenable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Biscuitrocious on July 21, 2008
Format: Audio CD
We saw Basia open for Devotchka in St. Louis, and she stole the show. Unbelievable show... I've been to literally hundreds of shows and an opener rarely gets the crowd by the ears and hearts so effectively.
While the live vibe was incredible (strings made a huge difference), the CD has a more subtle feel to it, with a piano they lacked on stage. I recommend this both for lovers of great singers and stellar songwriting. She's got a voice that edges between the modern female folk-rock ideal and classic Southern soul. Beautiful, both inspiring and heart-wrenching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 22, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Basia Bulat came out of nowhere (for me anyway) with this album, bringing a nice mix of mostly folksy, pensive songs. "Oh, My Darling" (13 tracks, 38 min.) starts off with a short "Before I Knew" before crashing in with an upbeat "I Was a Daughter" which sounds great. After that "Little Waltz" showcases Basia's vocals (augmented only by acoustic guitar), just beautiful. Other highlights for me include "Snakes and Ladders", reminiscent of Natalie Merchant; "Why Can't It Be Mine", reminicent of fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell from the "Blue" era, just outstanding; and "Birds of Paradise", again just Basia just on acoustic guitar.

I probably would have never found out about Basia Bulat but for the fact that I saw her in concert last month, opening for DevotchKa. And what a set she brought. She opened (before a talkative crowd) with an a-capella song, and brought to house to a complete silence, you could've heard a pin drop, wow. Basia had an excellent backing band, and they brought many of the songs from "Oh, My Darling" in their 45 min. set, and absolutely won over the audience. Talk about captivating a stage. Meanwhile, "Oh, My Darling" is a very nice debut album, and I can't wait to see where Basia will go from here.
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By Kathy Davis on January 11, 2013
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We love the song from the Subaru commercial....but it was even shorter than the commercial. The other songs are good though.
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I love Basia's voice - beautiful and unique. I was a little disappointed in this CD though because the volume of the instruments was so loud that it drowned her voice out! What a bummer. The music arranger should be fired.
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