Leicester Bangs Online Magazine
Cara Luft helped found The Wailin’ Jennys before leaving in 2004 to resume her solo career, which began and stalled with 2000’s Tempting The Storm. Well, she’s back now, and The Light Fantastic announces the fact with a big, impressive bang. Unafraid to wander the Americana backroads; folk, country, country-rock and even some blues are featured, all are there to showcase what an accomplished songwriter Luft has become - both ‘Talk For Awhile’ and ‘No Friend Of Mine’ stand out. If I had a criticism, it’s a touch too long for one sitting, but if you wait seven years between solo albums, you’re going to have a lot to say. For the most part, it’s worth hearing.