A difficult one to honestly recommend. Half of this record is brilliant, and half very dubious. Buffy was moving away from her folky days, and "Illuminations" was supposed to be her "electronic" album at the time (1968). Which it isn't, except for a few tweets and warbles here and there. The good half contains some stunning music, including her spinetingling setting of a piece of prose (you'd never know it) by Leonard Cohen called "God is Alive, Magic is Afoot"; then there's "The Vampire" and "The Angel" and "The Dream Tree", all lovely creepy folky songs, and not forgetting "Poppies", the weirdest thing she ever did, a real horror soundtrack ("his hands two hooks of steel"). Great. But alas, you also get some very lame Buffy-goes-rock things, and the one of the world's twee-est movie songs ever, "Guess Who I Saw in Paris". But hey, it's all sung by Buffy Sainte-Marie, who has The Voice. 5 stars for the good half, 2 stars for the bad.