Saturday, December 10, 2011

Top-20 countdown - no.11

Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Little Dragon come from Sweden, like so many other exceptional musicians. They took their name from the nickname of their Swedish/Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano's nickname (she got it because of the way she defuses during recordings). Their music is seductive: electronic, synth-pop, with soul and chill-out elements, it hypnotizes you, driving you where it wants to take you. This, their third album, continues the tradition of the previous ones, with beautiful, well-made songs, that when you listen to them once, stick in your mind and haunt you. It is not simply luck that successful series like Grey's Anatomy or Gossip Girl pick Little Dragon songs for their soundtracks.

(this was first published as a review of the album in the free-press Fagazine issue 02 for November 2011)

So far:

12. P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake
13. Scott Matthew - Gallantry's Favorite Son
14. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
16. Gotye - Making Mirrors
17. Austra - Feel It Break
18. Soley - We Sink
19. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
20. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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