Wednesday, 16 December 2009

20 Best Albums of the Decade: #17

17. Anjani, Blue Alert (2006)

With Blue Alert, Anjani Thomas, whose unique blend of jazz and folk had previously attracted the likes of Leonard Cohen, established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Merging spiritual and secular themes, Blue Alert found beauty in the commonplace through its minimal instrumentation and Thomas’ honest, elegant singing— particularly on the startling title track, "Innermost Door" and the Celtic-tinged “The Mist”— taking listeners on a journey entirely its own.

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