All right, who are these record nerds who are also Renaissance faire groupies? Because there is nowhere else you could've picked up Just Another Diamond Day. It sounds like the musical diary of a farm elf. "La la la la la la," something about a bale of hay and sacks of wheat and lily ponds. Songs about snails and worms. Pan flutes played by forest gnomes fill the background, and there's lots of gentle fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Vashti Bunyan's voice never gets any lower than a Mariah Carey solo, not for a second. The starting notes for these songs are higher than most people can even reach.

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The album plucks along hitting the exact same tone with impressively perfect consistency, every minute on point. This is 100-percent Ren-faire and not a moment of it would be out of place at a fairy's birthday party…