I bought this in December of last year, and these songs have stayed with me. To use the cliché, yes, they are lovely by name, lovely by nature. Mara's voice is utterly beautiful, so perfect, soft and melodic. The whole album is so comforting and peaceful, allowing you to just rest and notice the little things contained within it -- such as the use of the saw, the string section in 'It's Time' or the charming ukulele in 'Baby Bloodheart'. My two dissatisfactions with The Lovely are that: one, my favourite track, 'Pianni', is too short, and two, that the album has to end at all.