ALBUM REVIEW: Cate Le Bon, ‘Mug Museum’

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In the wake of Lou Reed’s passing a few weeks ago, it’s tempting to decipher his influence over recent music. In the case of Cate Le Bon, you don’t have to search too deeply. This Welsh singer-songwriter wears her love of the Velvet Underground proudly, particularly on “Mug Museum,” her third album, which jingles and jangles even when the subject matter turns dark. Le Bon’s music has a seasick dissonance that plays against the shiny exuberance of her baroque melodies and the decadence of her Nico-like voice.

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