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Basia Bulat

Canadian singer/songwriter Basia Bulat became one of the indie world's most talked about newcomers with the release of her first full-length album, 2007's Oh, My Darling. Originally from Toronto, Bulat later resettled in the quieter community of London, Ontario, where she recorded a self-released EP in 2005. Her rich, expressive voice proved to be the ideal vehicle for her songs, which dealt with love and life with a combination of sadness and wonder, and her melodies were bolstered by a band that incorporated strings and keyboards along with the traditional drums and guitar. In 2006, producer Howard Bilerman -- best known for his work with the Arcade Fire -- took Bulat and her band into the studio to record her first full-length album; the result, Oh, My Darling, caught the ear of the esteemed U.K. label Rough Trade, which signed Bulat and released the disc in the spring of 2007, before she had a deal in Canada or the United States. British reviews for Oh, My Darling were enthusiastic, and a tour of England and Europe impressed critics and fans alike. The Canadian independent label Hardwood Records (home to noted singer/songwriter Hayden) signed Bulat in the summer of 2007 and released Oh, My Darling the following fall. The album fared well in Bulat's homeland, where it was short-listed for Canada's Polaris Music Prize (an honor it lost to Caribou) and encouraged Bulat to continue touring. She remained on the road for several years, playing a slew of international dates while compiling material for her next album. Heart of My Own arrived in early 2010. Her home country began to recognize her as a national treasure, inviting her to participate in two sacred Canadian events: an appearance on Hockey Night in Canada in December of 2011, and in mid-2012, singing the national anthem at an Ottawa Senators baseball game. In October of 2013, Bulat issued her third album, Tall Tall Shadow, her first offering for Secret City Records. After writing a new batch of songs inspired by a romance gone sour, Bulat recorded her fourth full-length album, Good Advice, in Kentucky with Jim James of My Morning Jacket producing the sessions; the album was released in February 2016. ~ Mark Deming
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  1.   Song
  2.   In the Night
  3.   Before I Knew
  4.   I Was a Daughter
  5.   Run
  6.   Fool
  7.   I'm Forgetting Everyone
  8.   Sugar and Spice
  9.   Heart of My Own
  10.   Snakes and Ladders
  11.   Little One
  12.   Gold Rush
  13.   Why Can't It Be Mine
  14.   Time
  15.   Good Advice
  16.   Little Waltz
  17.   Long Goodbye
  18.   La La Lie
  19.   Infamous
  20.   The City with No Rivers
  21.   It Can't Be You
  22.   Walk You Down
  23.   The Shore
  24.   Sparrow
  25.   If Only You
  26.   The Pilgriming Vine
  27.   A Secret
  28.   Someday Soon
  29.   Oh, My Darling
  30.   From Now On
  31.   Go On
  32.   Paris or Amsterdam
  33.   Someone
  34.   Once More, for the Dollhouse
  35.   Five, Four
  36.   Birds of Paradise
  37.   Let Me In
  38.   Tall Tall Shadow
  39.   Wires
  40.   Never Let Me Go
  41.   The Garden
  42.   Promise Not to Think About Love
  43.   In the Name Of
  44.   December
  45.   La-Da-Da
  46.   If It Rains

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