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This Is My Hand

My Brightest Diamond

This Is My Hand

Multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden's fifth LP, released on Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Asthmatic Kitty Records
UK Release date
15/09/2014
US Release date
16/09/2014
  1. 9.0 |   NME

    Shara Worden makes a bid to join the US experimental pop pantheon
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Bold and idiosyncratic art-rock. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   State

    The subtle yet commanding arrangement of This Is My Hand has certainly announced My Brightest Diamond’s arrival as a genuine force to be reckoned with
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  4. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    For anyone who's been dying to sand down the edges of St Vincent's angular alt-rock exercises, or wishing that Bat For Lashes might hire a brass section
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  5. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A good example of how sometimes less can be more
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    She employs marching band drums and horns one minute and then her solo voice the next without ever changing the intensity of the music. The range of volume may change, but the passion never does
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  7. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Works on a visceral level, conjuring Worden’s intended image of tribal, fireside collaboration through a rich diversity of texture, detail, and tone
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Worden’s fifth release recalls its predecessor’s lush arrangements but is a much more immediate affair
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  9. 6.0 |   The Observer

    These intense songs, sung with a crystalline elasticity, have located the mojo previously absent from My Brightest Diamond’s art
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  10. 5.0 |   music OMH

    Quite interesting at times, but rarely compelling
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  11. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While This Is My Hand carries the celestial torch held high by My Brightest Diamonds’ previous works, and does so with a discerning eye to continuity, it also doesn’t break any ground
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