- Two Suns

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 22 reviews
2009 Rank: #54 / 771
USER SCORE
81
Based on
77 ratings

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85
Pitchfork

Natasha Khan likes pretty things: fur, gold, melody, the moon, feathers, things that sparkle, chords that resolve. Since she began recording and performing as Bat For Lashes a few years back, the Brighton native has loosely assembled those things around her person like so many thrift store trinkets. Were it not for "What's a Girl to Do?", the lone song from her otherwise-too-precious 2006 debut to suggest that she might have the chilly songwriting charisma to match her outward appearance, it

could have been easy to write Khan off as nothing more than an over-reaching asthete.

Raincoat
77
There's a huge range of ideas and instrumentals in "Two Suns"; not all of them work, but even the less successful tracks are held up by strong songwriting and solid vocal delivery from Khan.

Highlights: "Moon and Moon", "Daniel"
EMR
68
On Two Suns, probably her most acclaimed work to date, Khan shows her versatility and enigmatic self-persona with some beautiful and very well produced tracks throughout the album, but still, a divisive lack of consistency that prevails at times. The sounds on this record are, for the most part, pretty fantastic, with some of her best instrumentals yet, but some tracks, mostly on the second half sound much less intriguing, with more traditional balladry and piano-led slow burners that in the ... read more
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DETAILS

April 7, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astralwerks / Label
David Kosten, Natasha Khan / Producer
Indie Pop / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 23 - Consequence of Sound
# 11 - Drowned in Sound
# 21 - MOJO
# 19 - musicOMH
# 22 - NME
# 23 - NPR
# 7 - Pitchfork
# 57 - PopMatters
# 26 - Q Magazine
# 19 - Rolling Stone
# 6 - Spin
# 15 - Stereogum
Track List

  1. Glass
  2. Sleep Alone
  3. Moon and Moon
  4. Daniel
  5. Peace of Mind
  6. Siren Song
  7. Pearl's Dream
  8. Good Love
  9. Two Planets
  10. Traveling Woman
  11. The Big Sleep

Contributions By
royalflush, alexgonzriv, philthy, erik
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