My Brightest Diamond is the moniker of [[BaroquePop experimental pop]] musician Shara Worden.

Shara was raised outside Detroit by a family of musicians (mom was an organist, and dad played accordion) and she studied multiple instruments while growing up. She pursued an Opera degree at University of North Texas, and later studied composition under Padma Newsome (of Clogs and TheNational). Shara first began attracting attention when she performed in SufjanStevens’ backing band, and was an opening act for Sufjan’s Illinoisemaker tour. Her debut album was released not long afterwards.


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* ''Bring Me the Workhorse'' (2006)
** ''Disappear'' single (2006)
* ''Tear It Down'' (2007) 13 different electronic artists remixing tracks from ''Workhorse''.
** ''Misfits, Orphans, and Hooligans'' (2008) A collection of b-sides.
** ''Inside a Boy'' single (2008)
* ''A Thousand Shark’s Teeth'' (2008)
** ''Shark Demos'' EP (2008)
** ''From the Top of the World'' single (2008)
* ''Shark Remixes'' (individual volumes released digitally 2009; CD box set released 2010)
** ''Vol. 1 – Alfred Brown''
** ''Vol. 2 – Son Lux''
** ''Vol. 3 – Roberto Lange''
** ''Vol. 4 – DM Stith''
* ''All Things Will Unwind'' (2011)
** ''Be Brave'' single (2011)


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* Sarah Kirkland Snider: ''Penelope'' (2010). Shara Worden and Signal perform the music.
* Clogs: ''The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton'' (2010). Shara sings on six tracks.
* ''Letters to Distant Cities'' (2011). Shara Worden and Clare Mulduar Manchon read poems by Mustafa Ziyalan.

For individual song collaborations, see [[http://www.mybrightestdiamond.com/collaborations/ the list on Shara’s website]].

!!Provides examples of:

* AnimatedMusicVideo: “Inside a Boy”.
* BreakupSong: “Gone Away” is the “pining for a lost love” variety of breakup song.
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: The cover art for ''Bring Me the Workhorse''.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of ''A Thousand Shark’s Teeth'' is a picture of Shara playing an accordion. Neither Shara nor anyone else plays any accordion on that album.
* MelismaticVocals: Used often.
* MissingEpisode: The biography on her website says that Shara recorded three albums before ever meeting Sufjan Stevens, and that she composed music for off-Broadway productions. Nothing else is known about these scores or recordings.
* OppositesAttract: The point of “We Added It Up”.
-->What a pair of disagreeable agreeables
* PrecisionFStrike: “High Low Middle” has Shara’s only (so far at least) recorded profanity.
-->Wasting for a buck\\
and then you're shit and out of luck.
* ProtestSong: “There’s a Rat”.
* RearrangeTheSong: The two remix collections.