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The Quietus' Reductive & Subjective Albums Of The Year List: 14 to One
The Quietus , December 9th, 2008 08:22

The Quietus finishes our countdown of the very best albums of 2008. Who will make the top?


9: One More Grain - Isle of Grain
"As the second and final release from virtual unknowns One More Grain, Isle Of Grain was that rarest of beauties; a spoken word project with a musical accompaniment worth getting excited about. A cerebral yet kickingly alive mix of kraut and ambient influences here marshalled in an attempt to map the psychogeography of contemporary city life, the band embraces the complex and still sounds emotionally convincing, from the trumpet-induced delirium of ‘Having A Ball’ to more meanderingly metaphysical quandaries like ’Walking Off The Map’. “I don’t need no watch on my arm,” deadpans frontman Daniel Quinn, a sort of pub philosopher with better jokes. “There are far more amusing ways of telling the time”. Future cult concerns, and no mistaking." Alex Denney