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That their new album makes neighbours of Dizzee Rascal, Siouxsie Sioux and a former member of N'Sync says it all.
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Coldplay They have been much criticised, but Coldplay are arguably one of Britain's premier post-millennial rock bands.
Wyatt can be as personal as he is political, and is able to sing equally movingly about love, brandy, and the joys of mustard.
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Robert Wyatt Semi-paralysed since an accident in 1973, the former Soft Machine drummer has become one of British pop's most recognisable, haunting voices.
Hugely influential and musically varied, Wyatt is synonymous with uncompromising poignancy: his 1983 version of Elvis Costello's Shipbuilding, released during the Falklands war, remains one of pop's most powerful political statements.
He has recorded with everyone from Peter Gabriel to Namibia's Swapo singers, and his recent Cuckooland album finds him on typically vital form.
The duo's albums, Felt Mountain and Black Cherry, are exotic middle-European fantasias co-scripted by Christopher Isherwood and Hans Christian Andersen: music for black forests and red light districts.
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Goldfrapp There is plenty of sex in pop, but precious little sensuality.
After a few years in the shadows as a guest vocalist for the likes of Orbital and Tricky, Alison Goldfrapp (aided by collaborator Will Gregory) emerged to remedy that shortage with a cocktail of ripe carnality and sinister beauty.