Good Advice, by Basia Bulat
That fact’s borne out by her new effort, the tellingly titled Good Advice. More than ever before, it finds Bulat in a particularly playful mood, mostly eschewing the introspective approach that typified her earlier efforts. Songs such as “La La Lie,” “The Garden” and “Long Goodbye” are playful to the point of pure effusiveness, each one swathed with catchy choruses and brisk, bubbly refrains. “Let Me In” is entreating enough to convince listeners to heed its title. On the other hand, the deliberate drive and earnest intent of “Fool” belies its handle entirely.