Neneh Cherry: Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound)

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Neneh Cherry’s first solo album for eighteen years does not disappoint. With Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and RocketNumberNine in tow, she has a huge range of analogue and digital backdrops to complement her voice. And what a voice it is – elevating the album with an approach that – to borrow Cherry’s first album title – is raw like sushi. Throughout the album it feels like we are eavesdropping in the studio itself, sitting in the corner as Hebden encourages Cherry to bare her soul. That she does with such intensity means we have one of the albums of the year on our hands.

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