Tuesday, 14 December 2010

10 Best Albums of 2010: #10

10. Pomplamoose, Tribute to Famous People

“We’re only making out / We’re making out all right.”

While covers are a dime a dozen these days, indie pop-jazz duo Pomplamoose stand out from the crowd thanks to their inventive yet faithful takes on familiar hits and old standards, all anchored by Jack Conte’s sly arrangements and Nataly Dawn’s effortless yet captivating voice. Through their lens, “My Favorite Things” is reimagined as a wide-eyed walk down the Champs Elysees, and “Single Ladies” finds new life as playful hipster pop. Tribute to Famous People is a tribute to the fact that talent, both of the duo and the original artists, is timeless – and that the YouTube generation, for all its supposed shallowness, doesn’t seem to have gone entirely to waste.


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