Album: Tina Dico, A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending, (Finest)
Sunday 16 November 2008
She's Danish. She writes, plays and sings in English (with a contralto pitched in the vast prairie separating Tracey Thorn from Chrissie Hynde).
She has obviously spent time listening to indie rock and its folkier antecedents: melody, space and shallow-trajectory dynamics are all over her music. She's also really good. Not all of the songs work, especially not when she goes all big picture and poetic. But her narrative songs are terrific. One package; three 25-minute CDs.
Pick of the Album: 'Friend in a Bar': we've all been there, seen that
Film Leonardo DiCaprio hunts Tom Hardy
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Edward Heath 'child sex abuse' allegation: Investigation to be held into Wiltshire police handling of alleged claim in the 1990s
- 3 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 4 Tom Cruise: Reporters banned from asking actor about Scientology
- 5 Michael B Jordan and Kate Mara handle excruciatingly awkward and offensive interview questions like pros
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Michael B Jordan and Kate Mara handle excruciatingly awkward and offensive interview questions like pros
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Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
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Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison