life without buildings – any other city (2001)

It’s hard to say how a vocalist ought to be. That said, ‘Any Other City’ is narrated by the most infectiously fun British voice of the 2000’s. The record was mainly made by ex-art students who then returned to visual or written forms of expression. For a moment, each of their artistries met to birth an economical, but poignantly peculiar album at the apex. It’s not worth saying ‘the instruments are simple,’ because they’re mathematically all they need to be. It is worth saying again what a magnificent performance Sue Tompkins gives, because almost noone has managed to sound so life-affirmingly honest since.

27/30

A favourite: ‘PS Exclusive’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s