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Dala / Best Day
Album:Best Day Collection:General
Artist:Dala Added:May 2012
Label:Compass Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-08-26 Pull Date:2012-10-28 
Week Ending:Sep 16Sep 2

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 19, 2018:Traditions - Women's March Edition
Life On Earth
3.Aug 31, 2012:The Songsmith Show
The Great Escape
2.Sep 11, 2012:Meow
Life On Earth

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-08-18 
Dala, Canadian folk-pop duo, is singer/guitarist/songwriters Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine. The style ranges from alt-trad to girlish light pop. Their light-rock DNA is shared with fellow Canadians Feist, Alanis, (perhaps even the clan’s matriarch Joni), and mixed with pretty-folk-pop like Colby Caillet. Focus on good singing, with light accompaniment.

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1 ** Mid-slow. Begins quite folkie: acoustic guitars and touches of mandolin & pedal steel. Nice harmony singing. Toward the end, fuller & more lush with strings. Good song. (3:56)
2 Mid-tempo. Syrupy strings; childishly sentimental lyrics, silly sounding ukulele. (1:58)
3 * Mid-slow folk song. The courageous “I’m doing ok” attitude in the lyric reminded me of Alanis’s “Hand in my Pocket.” Mainly acoustic guitar, good singing. (3:32)
4 Mid-tempo. Piano-based silly pop song about a love between opposites. (2:59)
5 * Slow, sad ballad. Just acoustic guitars and lovely harmony singing. (3:55)
6 Mid-tempo. Happy pop love song. Acoustic guitar & piano. (Think Colby Caillet) (3:33)
7 * Mid-slow. Intriguing lyric about an unusual relationship with her father. This song brought to mind Tori Amos. Accompanied by piano, guitar, and strings. (2:51)
8 * Mid-slow. Good folk-pop. Acoustic guit, mandolin, pedal steel. Tight harmony. (3:39)
9 ** Very folkie. Just acoustic guitar & singing. A woman has past away. (Who?) (3:05)
10 Mid-slow. Girlish remembrances of teenage love. Taylor Swift does this better. (3:03)
11 Slow. Mellow love song. Breathy singing over piano, then strings. (3:06)
12 (Not listed) Silly old-timey singing interrupted by giggling. (1:16)

Track Listing
1.Life On Earth 6.The Great Escape
2.Best Day 7.Father
3.Not Alone 8.Virginia Woolf
4.Lennon And Mccartney 9.Peggy
5.Good As Gold 10.First Love
 11.Still Life