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Various Artists – “Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy”

Even if Ciao My Shining Star was not a tribute to former Miracle Legion front man Mark Mulcahy in memory of the sudden passing of his wife, the roster alone, and the stand-out tracks within, are something to behold as the most potent “indie” compilation album of 2009.

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Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions – “Through the Devil Softly”

Hope Sandoval has always been a siren of mood rings. Her preternatural, airy soprano is not just the voice of her recordings – it’s the primary instrument and candelabra-holding guide into the paisley, evanescent universe she lives in. Through the Devil Softly, Sandoval’s first work in eight years, is an aural opium den…

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La Roux – “La Roux”

At first, I was worried that the great synth hope of 2009 known as superstar British duo La Roux was shooting past my head, with a gust powerful enough to erect me the same shocking red hair-do as 21-year-old frontwoman Elly Jackson. It was her voice, you see, on album opener “In For The Kill” that puzzled me the most.

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