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AllMusic Staff Picks


Susanna and the Magical Orchestra



Alternative/Indie Rock

This sixth studio album from Norwegian chanteuse Susanna Karolina Wallumrd, and the third outing with jazz pianist and bandleader Morten Qvenild, 3 follows up on the promise of 2006's lovely Melody Mountain, offering up a beguiling set of offbeat covers (Rush, Roy Harper) and similarly peculiar originals that flirt with cabaret, electro-pop, and folk.

- James Monger

Wow Twist

DAT Politics

Wow Twist

April 18, 2006

Experimental Techno

The French electro act took their quintessential mischief to new heights on Wow Twist, a set of songs so bright, so immediate, and so weird that they might as well be fluorescent. The way they incorporate glitch, chiptune and good old-fashioned synth-pop and refashion those sounds on songs like "Viper Eyes" and "Turn My Brain Off" offers delightful proof that electronic music can be experimental and very, very catchy at the same time.

- Heather Phares