Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Albums Of The Decade : 17 - Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold (2006)

One of those magical albums that seems to inhabit a world of its own, Fur and Gold's fantastical, escapist aesthetic would later be taken into the mainstream by Florence and the Machine, but Natasha Khan's twilit compositions are far more subtle and haunting by comparison. The striking promo video for 'What's a Girl to Do?' provided a perfectly surreal gateway to the album for many, yet the atmospheric incantations of tracks like 'Trophy' and 'Tahiti' were arguably trumped by the moment where she decided to play it straight - the wonderful 'Sad Eyes'.

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