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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release from the singer-songwriter features contributions from Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick, Rob Burger, Ryan Francesconi, Daniel Hunt, and Luke Ydstie.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 9, 2018
    100
    A wonderful album, undoubtedly a career best and an exemplary case study in how to respond artistically to a life-changing event.
  2. Uncut
    Feb 9, 2018
    90
    Insanely beautiful, with the strength and delicacy of spider silk. [Mar 2018, p.25]
  3. Feb 9, 2018
    80
    On Cusp, Diane embraces the yet-to-come that she has set in motion for herself with a clarity of purpose and a musicality all the more sublime for the time she has spent living.
  4. Feb 9, 2018
    80
    The album title comes from Menig’s near-death during childbirth, and her subsequent realisation that we are forever “on the cusp” between death and life, heartbreak and euphoria, all of which are in fulsome supply here.
  5. Q Magazine
    Feb 16, 2018
    80
    These 11 songs are unashamedly informed by her maternal role in its varying facets of joy, growth, complexity and, on the self-explanatory So Tired, exhausting labour. But it also ranges more wildly. [Mar 2018, p.107]
  6. Feb 28, 2018
    80
    It’s a wounding, life-affirming ride.
  7. Feb 26, 2018
    76
    Some patience is required, but if you embrace the slow burn, Cusp will slowly reveal itself to you; the bright harmonies covering Diane’s darkest lyrics will come crumbling down. And when that happens, all you can do is listen--in awe of the beauty born from personal pain.
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  1. Mar 11, 2018
    10
    Her voice is like an old friend you haven't seen in a long time, her lyrics are beautiful and the sound it's just perfect.
  2. Nov 10, 2018
    10
    She works her voice perfectly, how she play with words making it sweet to perform is beautiful. One of the greatest live singers I've ever heard.

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