Good Advice

Basia Bulat - Good Advice
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2016 Ratings: #134 / 762
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2016 Ratings: #335
February 12, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secret City / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny
Don’t let this one slip by: Bulat is suddenly, finally, a serious contender.
80
NOW Magazine
Bulat has the rare ability to simultaneously sing from all sides: hurt and sweet and wise.
80
The Guardian
As pain and sorrow spill from her mouth ... rhinestone-encrusted melodrama and misery cascade around her, synthesised gospel colliding with the stately majesty of Grizzly Bear or Beach House.
80
musicOMH
‘Stadium-pop’ it may not be, but it certainly contains some of Bulat’s most accessible songs to date.
78
Paste
Her deceptively delicate entreaties often give way to boisterous rhythms, an obvious reflection of bold, perhaps even brash, confidence.
70
PopMatters

Those who’ve not felt in love with Bulat’s work must give Good Advice a try. These words are their own bit of good advice.

70
Exclaim!
On her fourth studio album, Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat's heart bursts open and out pours spirited, feel-good pop about the emotional rollercoaster that is surviving a romantic break-up.
70
AllMusic
If this is a pop move, it's one that's just idiosyncratic enough to prompt raised eyebrows from radio programmers and the average pop music consumer, at least on first spin.
Sinestroll
72
★★★★★: Long Goodbye
NR
An original mixture of classic Motown sounds, 1960s easy listening, and straight up modern indie pop. I'd have a hard time naming an album that sounds quite like this one. I like it a lot on first listen and it will probably continue to grow on me.
80
Stunning, bubbling folk-pop with heart. Her voice is so clear and beautiful, it's almost hypnotic. This album has a timeless quality like the Natalie Prass album, and like the latter, I reckon this'll be on heavy rotation.
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Track List

  1. La La Lie
  2. Long Goodbye
  3. Let Me In
  4. In the Name Of
  5. Time
  6. Good Advice
  7. Infamous
  8. Fool
  9. The Garden
  10. Someday Soon
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