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    10 albums from 2008 (#10)

    Yes, we're in the final throes of 2008, which means that once again I come to you with my top ten albums of the year (with MP3s!), stretched out over ten posts to "build suspense."

    Without further ado, then, I bring you...

    10. Juana Molina, Un Dia

    Is Juana Molina the Latin American Bjork? Er, probably not, but fans of exotic elf-women might will find a lot to like in Molina's vaguely alien song-constructions. (Plus, check out this album cover, my favorite of the year.) And, at the risk of essentializing, Molina's palette is distinctly sub-equatorial: it's sometimes classified as electronica, but it's driven at least as much by its Rioplatense vocals, Argentinian rhythmic elements, and loops of acoustic guitar. Warm, weird, and lovely. On Domino.

    Listen: Juana Molina, "Vive Solo"

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    Friday, December 19, 2008
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