With my favourite artists at the moment being James Blake, Glasser and Twin Shadow, I felt there was no place in my heart for the UK grime scene. But then along came Ghostpoet with his awesome 'The Sound of Strangers EP' which showcased single worthy 'Cash & Carry Me Home'. Simply beautiful. After the wonder of his EP, his debut album 'Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam' cemented his place in my top 10 acts for 2011. Taking elements from chillwave, dub, dubstep and dream pop then layering his social commentary laden lyrics on top, Ghostpoet has created an album that defies the usual expectations of genre crossover albums. Highlights of the album are 'Longing For The Night', 'Garden Path' and the opener 'One Twos / Run Run Run', but then again the whole of the album is brilliant. Definitely worth a buy, it'll be an asset this year to show it off and introduce your friends to it. Simply incredible.
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