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Karen

Chew Lips

25th January 2010 (LP), 28th March 2010 (Single)

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Chew Lips looked like they could be on their way to stardom at one point, but sadly it wasn’t to be. One critically acclaimed album and a few singles are all we have, which is a great loss for all of us.

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Nautilus

Anna Meredith

4th March 2016

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Scot composer and musician Anna Meredith combines electronica with classical instruments to produce music that has connections to past yet which still sounds fresh and modern.

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Ammæli (Birthday)

Sugarcubes (Sykurmolarnir)

August 1987 (single, in English). April 1988 (LP, in English)

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As the début single from Icelandic band Sugarcubes (originally Sykurmolarnir in their native language), this was the first chance most of us got to hear the inestimable talent of Björk Guðmundsdóttir. Obviously it was released in English too, but the original Icelandic version just sounds perfect to me.

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Supervixen

Garbage

15th August 1995

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The opening track of the début album, and literally within 5 seconds it presents a hook so strong, I’m smitten for life with this song.

The “hook” is just a gap. Yet, to me, this is simply the greatest intro of all.

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