Virtue

Emmy The Great

Release Date:

12/06/2011

Record Label:

Close Harbour (Stage 3)

  1. £7.49
7digital What we said: Boasting a deadly combo of dulcet tones and an acerbic wit, all the signs were there on 2009’s First Love that Emma-Lee Moss is not your average folkster. But even the converted will be amazed by the game-raising evident on Virtue, an album that shakes Laura Marling from the top of the folk tree. Poor Emmy’s had a tough time of it the past couple of years, but the grief of being jilted (for God, no less) is eloquently addressed through a sublime use of mythical and religious allusion. The sound’s more expansive too, Gareth Jones’ lushly orchestrated arrangements matching the unbridled beauty of those gorgeous, Natasha Khan-esque vocals. True, working out personal turmoil through the medium of song is hardly a new concept, but rarely has it sounded prettier than this.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Dinosaur Sex

5:37
2

A Woman, a Woman, a Century Of Sleep

4:08
3

Iris

3:39
4

Paper Forest (In The Afterglow of Rapture)

3:41
5

Cassandra

3:33
6

Creation

5:10
7

Sylvia

4:32
8

Exit Night / Juliet's Theme

6:08
9

North

4:40
10

Trellick Tower

4:11
Duration:
45:19
Genres:
Alternative