Musick’s Top 20 Albums: 19

19. Gang Gang Dance
Saint Dymphna

Saint Dymphna is the kind of album that at first can seem purposefully difficult and obtuse, as if the band decided to take some pretty straight sounding songs and put them in a food blender, mix without the lid on and then scrape the results off the ceiling in no particular order. So on ‘Princes’ you get UK grime MC Tinchy Stryder waxing lyrical over plinky plonk piano and tumbling drums, like two different songs glued together. They can’t hide the tunes for long though, with ‘House Jam’ and ‘First Communion’ definite highlights.

Key track: ‘Bebey’

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