#40-JOHN GRANT-Queen Of Denmark (Bella Union)

The Long hiatus since The Czars’ traumatic separation has given way to a truly artistic triumph. In all this time John Grant, helped by labelmates Midlake, has reinvented himself as a crooner with his music looking at the seventies and his lyrics exorcising his sexual, religious and addiction demons. ‘Queen Of Denmark’ is a tour de force that effortlessly highlights Grant’s already obvious strengths –his baritone voice has always been heartbreakingly beautiful- and brings some new ones to light. It’s also the turning point where critics around the world ceased to ignore him and felt for his charms en masse.

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