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Turbo-charged twonk Calvin Harris eulogising the ’80s was one thing; Destroyer’s Dan Bejar doffing his cap to the bygone decade with smooth lashings of saxophone and honeyed vocals was decidedly sweeter. But ‘Kaputt’ – his 10th album under the Destroyer moniker – didn’t 
merely plunder the past, it captured sounds and froze them in time, with Bejar’s voice floating above the swoonsome strains of ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Savage Night At The Opera’. Suddenly, all of those misspent hours obsessing over Roxy Music and 
Hall & Oates records didn’t seem quite so wasteful after all… BH

 
 

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