11 Songs, 49 Minutes


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5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Adam from Kentucky ,

Kate's best album yet; an audible gem. Your soul will thank you.

For six years I've actively searched for an artist whose style and voice are even comparable to that of Kate Rusby's. I've not been successful, but that's fine by me. Kate's music is simply, beautifully unique. With a voice like the softest velvet, writing both profound and earthly, and music crafted by master artisans, the results rarely disappoint. "Make the Light" is no exception.

In fact, this may very well be Kate Rusby's best album yet, certainly her best since the highly-acclaimed "Underneath the Stars" of 2003. There is a strong sense of growth evident here, both musically and personally. Though certainly not absent in her previous albums, "Make the Light" reflects a wisdom and maturity that stands out to a greater degree as a theme of her songwriting rather than a mere explanation of its quality. Whether or not it's a reflection of the recent changes in the artist's own life, these songs are surely among her most relatable. Stunning vocals aside, the album's instrumentation alone is worth the price of admission--I'd pick up an instrumental version as well if it were available; the raw skill on display here stands on its own. Combined with Kate's golden touch, this is truly an album to be experienced.

Kate Rusby's "Make the Light" does just as the title suggests--it sets alight a beacon of good, rich, well-crafted music for those wary of sound and weary in soul. This is folk music made in heaven, a spot of brilliance that shines, shines, shines.

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