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Beth Orton
Sugaring Season - ANTI-
FILTER Grade: 77%

By Nevin Martel on October 12, 2012


Beth Orton

Though it took this doe-eyed Anglo six years to finish her latest effort, not much has changed. Orton still favors sparse neo-folk touched up with gracefully emphasizing strings as a backdrop for her enchanting vocals. Though this approach yields a few sweet moments on Sugaring Season—especially melancholic, piano-driven “Last Leaves of Autumn”—it all feels a bit saccharine. It’s the kind of music you don’t pay attention to while you’re shopping at IKEA. 


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