100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Yann Tiersen: Dust LaneYann TiersenDust Lane (Anti-, 10/12/10)

Yann Tiersen: “Dust Lane”

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Dust Lane is the first solo studio album in five years from Yann Tiersen, a folksy French composer whose lighthearted pieces use a lot of accordion, violin, and piano but also glockenspiel, harpsichord, and toy piano.

His earlier work was always very melodic and accessible, but this Anti- debut is a push in a much poppier direction, one that maintains some of the intricate accents but wraps them around basic hooks, often built with synthesizers and guitars.

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