By Jennifer Kelly
This little-heralded gem got Mercury shortlisted in the UK, but seems to have dropped under the radar here. Move over Vashti Bunyan and Kath Bloom, here's another deceptively simple, wise and utterly lovely album.
Various Artists: Young Art Sound
Valerie June: The Order of Time
Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai
Unearthly Trance: Stalking the Ghost
Porcelain Raft: Microclimate
'Get Out' Is a Fantastic Freak-Out
The Feelies: In Between
Call Super: Fabric 92
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