Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Critic Score
Based on 28 reviews
2009 Ratings: #84 / 867
Year End Rank: #10
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Based on 190 ratings
2009 Ratings: #44
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April 7, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astralwerks / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

A significant step forward from her debut, Natasha Khan's Two Suns is home to some of the year's most thrilling music so far.

musicmagpie55
93
Natasha Kahn's epic Two Suns is a masterpiece of pop and one of the best albums of all time. Over the course of 11 songs, Kahn creates modern mythology, one that blends traditional narratives with contemporary subject matter. The result is a spectacular, lush, and overwhelming album that embraces elements of prog rock, dance, and synth-pop to close the gap between the epic stories from the past and the current anxieties of our present. Beyond its incredible subject matter, Kahn's beautiful ... read more
TheBravesDH
94
Building heavily upon her debut, giving us much more rich and lush production. It still feels dreamy and atmospheric, but there's a lot more to get you moving. The themes deal with duality and Natasha even brings in a more rambunctious alter ego, Pearl, for portions of it to drive the point home. I cannot find words to express how great of a song Daniel is, a love letter to the Karate Kid.
getaroomyoufuck
90
30 ALBUMS FOR JUNE: DAY 5

On a compositional, lyrical, and vocal level, Two Suns is one of a kind. An incredibly exuberant life-infused amalgamate of art rock, art pop, baroque pop, and much more, all tied together beautifully through the vocal work which is some of the most soaring and affirming I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. Outside of a few more derivative pieces which are still good nonetheless, every single piece her excites, envelops in icy blackness, or a meld of the two. ... read more
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
81
The best Bat For Lashes songs I've heard have been the ones where Natasha Khan shows true understanding of beauty through transformation. These songs are striking not only through their arrangements and her voice, but how they unfold and dazzle in the process. Haven't yet found the BFL album that blows me away, but this often comes close.
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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

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