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Human Interactions: Agnes Obel's Favourite Albums
The Quietus , October 14th, 2014 12:27

With two UK dates bringing her European tour to a close next week, the Danish singer-songwriter self-pens us a top albums rundown


Cocteau Twins - Treasure
I love this album. The great inventive melody lines and Liz Fraser's voice, the way the wordless lyrics and her voice melt together, like molten light. I like how much this music seems so out of place, from another time, without being sure if this is a nostalgia for the past or the future. Other singers who can do similar things with their voices and their words are Sidsel Endresen and Jenny Hval, who are both Norwegian and both able to dissolve and animate the words with their voices - without ever losing meaning - in the same otherworldly fashion.