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The Quietus Reductive & Subjective Albums Of The Year 20 - 1
The Quietus , December 8th, 2009 09:47

We continue the countdown of our favourite records of 2009


14. Abouretum - Song Of The Pearl
"Its modest demeanour might place it on many a back burner in favour of the more direct, iconic hit of the new Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy album, say. But Arbouretum are songwriters for those who shy away from the centrality and ego of singer-songwriter figures, who choose, instead, to marvel at the secret life of the song itself and to seek out the spark at its core; and this is a record you’ll save for an easy listen on a dark day, and – moved and illuminated – suddenly discover that it is nothing of the sort." Frances Morgan

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