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Joanna Newsom: Ys (2xLP, 2006)

Drag City DC303-LP

Price: €17.00

Grading cover: MINT/SS | Grading vinyl: MINT/SS

"Ys is epic, restless, and demanding, made up of five dazzling, shape-shifting songs that range from seven to 16 minutes long. Newsom embarks on this adventure of an album with help from talents as diverse as engineer Steve Albini, arranger Van Dyke Parks, and producer Jim O'Rourke ... Its breathtaking scope makes it a sometimes bewildering embarrassment of riches, or as one of "The Monkey and the Bear"'s lyrics puts it, "a table ceaselessly being set." Yes, Ys is a demanding listen, but it's also a rewarding and inspiring one. Letting it unfold and absorbing more each time you hear it is a delight." (AllMusic)

"Magical for reasons you can't quite put your finger on. Within minutes of it starting, you're struck by the rare sensation that you've entering uncharted, original territory." (The Guardian)

"If you’re looking for an album to lose yourself in over the winter hibernation period, you’ve come to the right place." (NME)

Joanna Newsom: Ys