Album: Laurie Anderson, Homeland (Nonesuch)

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Anderson's first studio album in 10 years is one to divide opinion – either enough to induce "stultifying boredom" (the NME) or one that makes her "the most important multimedia artist of our time" (The LA Times).

It's ambient in a Café del Mar way, but before you start admiring the sunset Mrs Lou Reed adds her sometimes profound, sometimes pretentious thoughts, observations and singing voice on top. Add Tuvan throat singers and "audio drag" and boring is the one thing that Homeland is not.