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MUSIC: BEST OF 2006

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

IAIN FORSYTH & JANE POLLARD

1 Jason Pierce, “Devil Town,” performed at screening of The Devil and Daniel Johnston, The Barbican, London Deceptively slight when heard in the context of Daniel Johnston’s album 1990, “Devil Town” was in Pierce’s performance rolled into a version of Spiritualized’s “Lord Let It Rain On Me,” unearthing the song’s fragile majesty.

2 J. Tillman, “Jesse’s Not a Sleeper,” from Documented: 2006 Tour EP (Keep Recordings) With few exceptions, we obsess about individual songs rather than entire albums. We came to Tillman via Damien Jurado and were so entranced by played nothing else for a month.

3 Nikki Sudden, “Green Shield Stamps,” performed at 12 Bar Club, London A new song from Sudden’s album The Truth Doesn’t Matter. He performed it in public for the first time at what turned out to be his final UK show. An enduring presence in our lives, Nikki was without doubt the

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