Owen Pallett – In Conflict
So, the final album in my top 10 and one that I was eagerly anticipating, after loving his previous effort, Heartland. This really lived up to my hopes. It fizzes with invention, variety and great tunes. Owen Pallett‘s songs wear their complexity comfortably, with subtle layers of melody and accompaniment, and unusual time signatures sounding as natural as you like. It’s an absolutely enthralling listen, with the energy and assuredness of an artist at the top of his game.