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Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics review – raw-silk empathy in a shattered world

(Smalltown Supersound)Big issues litter Broken Politics, Neneh Cherry’s fifth solo album. In that beautifully snagged raw-silk voice, she sings about abortion, refugees, gun violence and the ease with which conspiracy calcifies into assumed fact these days. But it never feels heavy-handed. The closest Cherry gets to defining a manifesto comes in Synchronised Devotion: “It’s my politics, living in the slow jam.” That in itself is pretty gnomic, but taken in terms of R B slow jams – which emphasise leaning in

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