Beth Orton has ditched the guitar for the synth, with excellent results.

Album reviews: Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Minor Victories and Richard Ashcroft

Orton is completely reinvigorated, Nadler is hypnotically gothic, Minor Victories avoid the supergroup pitfalls, and Ashcroft searches for the long-lost magic

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Beth Orton has ditched the guitar for the synth, with excellent results.
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