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A Listmania! list by Michael Smith
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SEVEN SWANS
1.  SEVEN SWANS by Sufjan Stevens
The list author says:
  "What?! Simple, dull, tuneless and bland?... nope, a beautiful, intimate, delicate collection of life affirming folk gems"
£16.42   Used & New from: £6.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Dots And Loops
2.  Dots And Loops by Stereolab
The list author says:
  "What?! Disjointed vocals over random beats and bleeps?...nope, rather groovy, mixed up, European retro lounge music"
£24.95   Used & New from: £5.86
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

'64 - '95
3.  '64 - '95 by Lemon Jelly
The list author says:
  "What?! Repetitive, relentless dance music?...nope, subtly evolving and mesmeric cover creations that ebb and flow"
£10.42   Used & New from: £1.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Andorra
4.  Andorra by Caribou
The list author says:
  "What?! Confused, structureless textures of noise?...nope, a gorgeous, lush psychedelic outpouring of pop dreams"
£8.35   Used & New from: £5.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Z
5.  Z by My Morning Jacket
The list author says:
  "What?! Impenetrable, weird and experimental 'songs'?... nope, a challenging, eclectic and layered album of alternative pop/country"
£16.99   Used & New from: £10.62
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Beginning Stages Of ...
6.  The Beginning Stages Of ... by The Polyphonic Spree
The list author says:
  "What?! Did a child make this? Simplistic, repetitive, sickly sweet?... nope, addictive, chant-like, glorious anthems to get washed away in"
£7.50   Used & New from: £0.09
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Lovers
7.  Lovers by The Sleepy Jackson
The list author says:
  "What?! This guy can't sing... no talent, no tunes?... nope, hidden melodies and re-worked familiarities"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.24
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Hillside
8.  Hillside by Arnold
The list author says:
  "What?! Weak, washy, unfinished and samey?... nope, endearing, fragile and pretty tunes"
£17.56   Used & New from: £1.57
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Ideal Crash
9.  The Ideal Crash by Deus
The list author says:
  "What?! Just noise, awful incoherent noise?... nope, layered melody upon melody creates an energetic living breathing alternative rock masterpiece"
£6.87   Used & New from: £1.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Chutes Too Narrow
10.  Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins
The list author says:
  "What?! Track 3 seems to have promise... rambling and unimpressive?... nope, original, infectious, complex, piercingly quirky and rich fully blossomed alternative pop bombs"
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.74
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Invitation
11.  The Invitation by Thirteen Senses
The list author says:
  "What?! So-so formulaic, indie also-rans?... nope, perfectly crafted, beautifully performed pop songs with individuality and longevity"
£4.97   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Boxer
12.  Boxer by The National
The list author says:
  "What?! Weird voice, dreary, uninspiring droning?... nope, exquisitely subtle, textured indie rock presents that unwrap slowly"
£7.31   Used & New from: £3.42
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

With The Tides
13.  With The Tides by South
The list author says:
  "What?! Dated, plain indie drivel?... nope, unassuming, gently persuasive and shimmering tunes"
£13.50   Used & New from: £3.14
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)