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5.0 out of 5 stars
music for pleasure, indeed., 21 Dec. 1999
Gee--I thought Beth Orton was going to win as my favorite new discovery of the year, but...Out of Here is easily the most beautiful album I've listened to in ages. No nihilism here. A richly detailed, lush production (oboes, harmonicas, horns, steel guitars) with Mr. Keegan's heartbreaking voice telling you that there's nothing wrong with being wistful and happy and introspective all at once.
I recommend lying down on the floor, head next to the speakers, and listening to the first track, "Music for Pleasure" with a cup of earl grey nearby. "Disconnected" reminds me of the best song Morrissey never wrote (sorry!), and it's lovely.
This is an album that slowly unfurls itself with each listening.