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Soap & Skin


Second album from hotly-tipped Austrian 18-year-old Anja Plaschg: piano, violin, electronics and confessional lyrics

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  1. 9.0 |   The 405

    Once you've heard this disturbing, breathtaking, beautifully bleak album all others will seem frivolous and meaningless by comparison
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This is by far, the most musically unique and influential album of 2012 so far. It is a classic. It buries its way under your skin, and into your bones, it confronts you with feelings and subjects you no doubt would rather forg
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  3. 8.5 |   BBC

    Her most vivid and enveloping achievement to date
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  4. 8.0 |   State

    A collection of heart-breaking songs that confirm the talent and mystic charms of a unique artist
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    At once vulnerable and ferociously confident, it shows an artist who understands what it means to mean something
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Plaschg acknowledges the impermanence of everything. This tension is played out on the glitchy Deathmental, which recalls early Timbaland, and Big Hand Nails Down, which is gloomy industrial music
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Utter desolation never sounded so lovely. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Narrow, has not just one sad piano-based song on it, but eight! How Adele the Abdicator must shake with envy
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  9. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Narrow is a record that deserves to be taken seriously. Just don’t expect it to be very much fun
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  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Mournful second album by Austrian neo-classicist. Print edition only

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