02:53 AM on 07/17/13
I checked out Kaleidoscope Heart recently and fell in love with her. She's amazing.
Fantastically written review though. Loved how you set out the context by mini-reviewing her previous two albums, and there are so many gems of great writing scattered throughout this review ("all in service of a chorus which generates the same kind of forget-the-bullshit pop bliss " and "Bareilles uses the studio as an instrument, as a character that adds life rather than subtracting it." make so much sense to me, for example)
Been hearing "Brave" on the radio more and more, and I've loved it since someone posted the music video here on AP.net, so I'll be sure to check this out.