Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest (2013)

Reason for Listening:
My Albums Scrobbled (2018).
Scrobbles: 18. Scrobble/Album_Song_Count: 1.50

"I Choose You" was ranked 32 on my Top 32 Songs (2018 Edition).

I have a total of 55 scrobbles for this album from 2013 to 2019 (19, 2, 1, 0, 4, 18, 11), 30 of which are for "I Choose You." Interestingly, I listened to this album in full on 20130803/20130804.*

Released 20130712.
12 songs. 50:35. The Blessed Unrest (2013)
12+2 songs. 50:35+7:36. The Blessed Unrest (Target)/(Japan) (2013)

*The scrobble records suggests I was sporadically listening to various albums from start to finish on 20130803 and 20130804. I spotted the following albums as being heard in full: I Told You I Was Freaky (Flight of the Conchords), The Last Royals EP (The Last Royals), t w e n t y t h r e e (Tristan Prettyman), Cedar + Gold (Tristan Prettyman), Recovery (Eminem), The Second Gleam (The Avett Brothers), this album, and As The Crow Flies (Amos Lee).

First listen. Standard.

5: "I Choose You";
4: None
3: "Brave";
2: "Little Black Dress";
1: "Eden"; "Islands";
0: "Chasing the Sun"; "Hercules"; "Manhattan"; "Satellite Call"; "Cassiopeia"; "1000 Times"; "December";

I was surprised by some of the tracks on this album, because many of them had a dark sound which I did not equate with Sara Bareilles's sound. In particular, I recall having once evaluated Little Voice and liked the sound enough to buy the vinyl album. This album, in contrast, is not one I would consider purchasing. Artistically, I respect the concept and sound of the album, but it didn't resonate with me, at least not as a whole on a first listen.

Overall Rating: 3.0/5
Favorite Song: "I Choose You"

Billboard Top 200
Peak Date: 20130802 | Peak Position: 2 | Weeks on Chart: 50

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