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Joanna Newsom: ICA, London

Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, November 2004

THE RESPONSE in the bar afterwards is split clearly along the gender lines. Robert and his male friend are in raptures. What a voice! Such fragile beauty, such mesmeric phrasing, such idiosyncratic delight! (We're paraphrasing here, you understand – you can read a lot into "yeah, it was alright" you know).

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