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Northern Uproar: Tanya Tagaq's Favourite Albums
John Freeman , November 30th, 2016 10:06

With the release of her phenomenal new album, Retribution, the Inuit throat singer talks to John Freeman about the albums that make her laugh and cry. And laugh some more.

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Father John Misty - Fear Fun
I think I am drawn by his melancholic smugness, for some reason. He does seem kind of smug, doesn't he? He seems very much like the cocky boy in high school. I almost feel a little bit ashamed for liking this album so much. It is delicious music. I know I shouldn't really, but I cannot stop myself from loving this. I really like his voice, but it goes beyond that. I like the melodies and the arrangements. I really like the way the songs are constructed. His lyrics make me laugh a lot. I spend a lot of time giggling when listening to Fear Fun. I will put it on the morning and my four-year-old and 13-year-old will sing along – and I also find that concept really funny. I liked Fleet Foxes, but this is the album that I am most familiar with. I am just starting to penetrate his body of work.


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