James Yorkston: The Year of the Leopard (Domino)

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James Yorkston: The Year of the Leopard (Domino)

You probably won't hear a quieter, more surreptitiously beguiling album this year than The Year of the Leopard, an exceedingly understated collection by this Scottish alt.folk singer/songwriter who moves in the same circles as Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch and the like. Nick Drake and the Incredible String Band are also reference points.

And I can tell you nothing more than that, not that you need to know much more.

Beautiful, and even the speak-sing track stands repeat plays.

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