ALBUM REVIEW: Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 19.10.18







With its stunningly deft blend of ambient ditties, politically-charged rally cries and soul-stirring interludes, Neneh Cherry’s vividly engaging fifth solo effort packs quite the emotive wallop.

Broken Politics – a compellingly stark yet paradoxically warm set produced entirely by veteran electronic wunderkind Four Tet (WE’RE NOT WORTHY!) – brims with arrestingly poignant candour, and finds Cherry waxing philosophical on everything from the European migrant crisis (Kong) to gun culture (Shot Gun Shack).

Elsewhere, Natural Skin Deep – a jazz-kissed trip-hop banger of seismic proportions – is steeped in taut intrigue yet infinitely replayable, and there’s an undeniably cathartic transcendence to the aptly-titled Slow Release.

Know what that all adds up to? A sonic experience that’s as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Get stuck in!



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