Style: Chamber pop with an indie twist; similar to Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, The Decemberists

Top tracks: "Reaching Through to the Other Side," "Be Brave"

Shara Worden used to perform as one of Sufjan Stevens' Illinoisemakers; these days, she performs as My Brightest Diamond, a gig that has won her acclaim and supporting slots with everyone from The Decemberists to Son Lux. All Things Will Unwind is a fittingly mysterious name for her new album, which continues to meld classical inflections with art-pop and balances playfulness and whimsy with musical complexity and lyrical introspection. At times it comes off as a bit of an affectation—but it's pretty tough to hear her hopeful and happy songs about motherhood as anything but genuine.

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All Things Will Unwind
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Release Date
October 18, 2011
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