Monday, 28 December 2009

Noughties #74: Scout Niblett "Kidnapped By Neptune" (Beggars Too Pure, 2005)

Scout Niblett, from Nottingham though now based in the states, is a minimalist exponent of simple song structures and urban folk. On Kidnapped by Neptune, her fourth album, and second to be produced by Steve Albini, she has really refined the content to what is barely required for driving her succint messages home. Her music follows the path laid by PJ Harvey at its rawest, though Scout is much more likely take a side road, veer to the left and catch the wheel in a narrow gulley.

Highlights: niblett - kidnapped by neptune niblett - valvoline niblett - newbury port

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