Tracey Thorn, "Why Does The Wind?"

traceyNext month Tracey Thorn, she of Everything But The Girl and the Marine Girls, will release her third solo album, Love And Its Opposite. It’s hands-down one of the best releases of 2010, a tightly wound series of meditations on love that’s embroidered with tiny, gut-punching details. “Why Does The Wind?” is a brooding, downtempo reflection on the conflicted feelings that crop up when a relationship might be at the beginning of its end, sweetened with just enough strings to make the sadness described by the lyrics hit even harder.