#20-OWEN PALLETT-Heartland (Domino)

Forced to change his former Final Fantasy moniker for copyright claims from the makers of the eponymous videogame, Owen Pallett, the until now better known by the cream of indie bands as their string arranger of choice, found his own voice as a recording artist and wrote an album that matched the quality of the illustrious acts he has collaborated with. A flawless, baroque pop record as emotionally rich as, at times, was majestic that has catapulted his profile to the upper echelons of the blogosphere.

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