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    The whole album can be streamed on CBC. The album has different producers on it so you are going to hear different styles. The more I listen, the more I like. Think The Dark is my fave.

    http://www.cbcmusic.ca/first-plays/2...an-metaphysics

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    I love Dark, and Gypsy .................hmm

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    Only listening to the album now, but I already love One Who Adores You. She has such a great voice!


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    Finally giving Metaphysics a proper listen and it's really gorgeous. Imo, this is easily her best work since Day One and sounds like it could've followed that album. I like that it's only 10 tracks and perfectly balanced between upbeat and more ballady songs. There doesn't seem to be any filler here, which has been a problem plaguing every release since Day One.

    "The Dark" is my current favorite. Those strings are just out of this world. When the piano and other instruments start to emerge it all blooms into a gorgeously compelling piece.

    The whole album is tight and obviously a labor of love. You can tell that she's put a lot of work into this album and the results are quite satisfying. It's sad to me that there is basically zero media campaign for this release, and even my usual online resources have been sleeping on it. That's a shame, because this is one of her strongest releases.
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    I love PledgeMusic, but I feel like it really takes the wind out of the sails when it comes time to do promo for the final product. The release date is so random (digital download ASAP, hard copies shipped soon after, then maybe weeks or months before it's available through regular retailers). It becomes hard to tell when the album is really "out", and by the time it's in stores the real fans have already been listening to it for a while. Not to mention the artist has already put a ton of promo/effort up front just into advertising the pre-order campaign. Album release through PledgeMusic always seems to be a bit of an anti-climax when you've been following the whole process so closely.

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    I really love her new album - I am not such a big fan in general, but I love her first EP "Universe" and the Baroness-CDs.
    She is an artist I turn to in times of relationship breakups and acute heartbreak.
    "Sarah" as the lead single now is so wonderfully done and uplifting.
    Here is a little video on how to play the chords to that song : https://www.facebook.com/CBCMusic/vi...8836107173180/

    Somebody posted this on one of the Tori threads: http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18518/m...th-sarah-slean
    Sarah picked 10 songs and artist she particularily likes and gives some explanation why.

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    Metaphysics is really gorgeous! My favourite record so far is The Baroness Redecorates, but this one is so good! I'm glad I've bought the signed copy
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    Someone posted a Sarah Slean list of songs for Tori fans.
    Can someone re-post that list here or their own list if it tickles your fancy? I'm pretty sure I've never heard a single song and would like to know where to start.
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    I Want To Be Brave
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    Sound of Water
    Parasol
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    Angel
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    I finally decided to sit down with the new one, and wow! Sarah's been on my radar since the @forumz days or before - I definitely got a bunch of tracks from Napster back in the day! - and I've always loved individual songs (Angel and Sweet Ones were my favorites). But for some reason this whole album is working for me in a way the older ones didn't. Particularly fond of Every Rhythm Is The Beat, The Dark, The Gypsy and Sarah). I'm going to have to give The Baroness and Land And Sea another listen - I'm worried I might have given them short shrift now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I'm going to have to give The Baroness and Land And Sea another listen - I'm worried I might have given them short shrift now.
    Those are good, but start with Night Bugs and Day One first!! That's necessary Slean!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Seaward View Post
    Those are good, but start with Night Bugs and Day One first!! That's necessary Slean!!
    Yeah, I never latched on to them for some reason. I liked some one-off tunes but never a full album. Or I should say never loved a full album (e.g. to the point where I could name every song). (Same with Emm Gryner who I remember had a thread on @forumz that always seemed to be side by side with the Sarah Slean one). I'll probably just do a full Sarah deep dive and see what happens 15 years later!

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    Ha, I am a huge fan of both Emm and Sarah! I do think both are not the most consistent artists but when they're good, they are severely underrated.

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    love the Canadians, Sarah Harmer is another severely underrated one.

    Anywho - for Slean I will say it sounds like youll enjoy The Baroness on second listen. That one gets a lot of flack but I happen to think its a gorgeous album, sure there are a few duds, but "Notes from the Underground" / "Sound of Water" / "looking for someone" really eclipse 'em. Night Bugs is classic but definitely give a second listen to "Orphan Music" her live album - THAT is what I find myself continually coming back to years later. Its mostly songs from "Day One" but I find stripped down and sung more intensely those songs shine.

    enjoy!

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    ^Second the Orphan Songs rec! The live versions of "Somebody's Arms" and "Marys" are two of my favorite things she's done.

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