Don't leave me in the dark Don't leave me this way #20 Devotion Average = 7.86 Highest Score = 10 x 2 @Runawaywithme @soratami Lowest Score = 5 x 1 @spike3271 My Score = 7 We return with Ware's debut losing not 1 but 2 tracks tonight, the first being the lush self-titled. It introduces us perfectly to the Mercury nominated album with its loving simplicity. While it's not the memorable track from the debut, when I do listen to it I really enjoy it and I really don't think she could have started the album any other way; maybe top 20 is too much for it but it received a lot of 9s so it must have made some sort of impression! Thoughts; @OspreyQueen = THIS is how you open an album. @ThighHighs = If this isn’t a gorgeous album opener, my god. The twinkling introduction, the plinky harp(?) bits throughout the choruses, and the deep bass combine to give this song so much… texture? It’s so silky and smooth, like really rich fudge. This is, of course, all serves only to compliment the sublime vocals. @Veeis = It's a smooth and silky track but I never play it by myself, only when I'm listening to the full album. It feels good as an opener and introduction. @Remorque = Okay, this sets up the soundscape quite nicely for the rest of the album, but as nice as it sounds, it peaks at 1:30 and kinda floats along until it ends... @Trouble in Paradise = I once got v. drunk and ended up yelling in the streets about how devoted I was to my boyfriend. This gorgeous opener always bring me back there, challenging a chain link fence over who’s more devoted. @mokitsu = Very sleek opener. Could've been stronger imo. @Runawaywithme = When i first heard the intro to this when i bought the devotion CD on a whim back in 2012, i knew i would fall head over heels in love with this album, which i did. There is really a life-affirming, almost transcendent quality to this song. “Don't leave me in the dark” is a true moment, where everything outside of the song feels like it doesn't really exist because i get so lost in the song, another thing i love about this song (and most of the album) is that almost 6 years (!!!) later i keep finding little bits hidden in the song that i have never heard before, so it’s still a fresh listen, flaw-free intro to a flaw-free album.