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Albums of 2010: 10-1

10. Owen Pallett – Heartland By no means the only concept album in the top 10, Pallett’s first release since dropping the Final Fantasy name is a series of monologues by Lewis, an ultra-violent farmer subservient to a creator: Pallett … Continue reading

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Janelle Monáe – Koko, London – 8 September 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #5 Since surfacing in 2007, Janelle Monáe’s most notable fans have included Prince, Big Boi and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. Starting her recorded career with a conspicuous image, an android alter ego, a grand concept piece … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 6

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 31. Tom Waits – ‘Tango Till They’re Sore’ A drunker-than-ever piano and tipsy trombone accompany a song immersed in as much character (and confetti) as any on Waits’ seminal Rain Dogs. Various accounts of its … Continue reading

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