How I Knew Her

Nataly Dawn - How I Knew Her
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Based on 6 reviews
2013 Ratings: #873 / 955
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Based on 4 ratings
February 12, 2013 / Release Date
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Nonesuch / Label
Folk / Genres
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Consequence of Sound

Her solo debut, How I Knew Her, paints a picture of a young woman discovering her own talents, and taking a great amount of joy in doing so.

Drowned in Sound

The result is a bright and breezy album that’s easy to like, even if Dawn’s palpable enthusiasm does occasionally tip over into being cloying


Whilst How I Knew Her is lacking a little in inventiveness at times, and some of its oddities will rub up people the wrong way but there are still plenty of great moments scattered throughout to make it worth your attention.


How I Knew Her glides by in 40 minutes without making any kind of impression at all, other than giving you a vague desire to hit up Starbucks.


Repeated listening to this album is a worldly torment in itself. One doesn’t have to wait for the afterlife, or death, for such an experience.

Cute little indie pop albums can be really good. All of A Fine Frenzy's albums fit that description, and all are great. Feist's brilliant The Reminder could be considered "cute", and it's almost perfect. How I Knew Her, however, is a sadly forgettable piece into which very little heart seems to have been put. It's "bright and breezy" at times, as Drowned in Sound puts it, but it breezes by in a way that leaves nothing to remember it by, and very little ... read more
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Track List

  1. Araceli
  2. Leslie
  3. How I Knew Her
  4. Back to the Barracks
  5. Long Running Joke
  6. Counting Down
  7. Caroline
  8. Please Don't Scream
  9. Still a Believer
  10. Even Steven
  11. Why Did You Marry
  12. I Just Wanted You to Get Old
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