Album: Tracey Thorn, Love and Its Opposite (Strange Feeling)

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The Independent Culture

You may remember Thorn as the Lyndhurst-faced leader of 1980s indie-jazz duo Everything but the Girl, and later guest vocalist on Massive Attack's "Missing".

Thorn's third solo album consists of 10 mid-life dispatches – one track called "Hormones" goes "yours are just kicking in, mine are just checking out..." – full of hard-won worldly wisdom delivered with languor over restrained violins and piano. A perfectly pleasant soundtrack to morning coffees or late-night drifts into sleep.

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