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John Grant: Heaven, London

Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 14 March 2013

IT'S FAIR TO say John Grant takes the art of the confessional singer-songwriter to a whole new plane. Despite obviously being painfully thin-skinned, this quixotic performer takes the detritus of his personal life and transforms it into audacious, self-lacerating art in which he never remotely spares his own feelings. He can't help but be devastatingly honest.

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