This is a seriously difficult review to give because I just don't quite know how to translate the depth of emotion and thought that this collection evokes. I will highlight my five favorite songs, but that is not to say the rest of the album is not stellar. Picking these five as my favorite is like picking the five cutest puppies out of the cutest litter with which God graced the Earth.
"C'est la Mort" - Possibly one of the most haunting songs on the album. The repetition of "Don't go without me" totally pulls at my heart strings.
"To Whom It May Concern" - A love letter for the one and only of your life that you simply haven't met yet. "Slowly counting down the days / Till I finally know your name." It's elegant in its simplicity and so easy to relate to. It certainly made Valentine's Day a little easier to bear.
"Poison & Wine" - This song perfectly captures the duplicity of human nature. The push and pull. The desire to separate from someone and the longing to be close to them.
"Falling" - I can't listen to this without following her downward spiral. It's beautifully tragic or tragically beautiful - they both work.
"Forget Me Not" - I love how they still keep their folky sound with this one, but they take it in more of a country direction. Each section is a love story unto itself, but together, they create a circle of separation and reunion.
Buy this TODAY! Seriously, your life is not complete without it.