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Agnes Obel wins IMPALA European Independent Album Of The Year award

By | Published on Wednesday 22 March 2017

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel has taken this year’s IMPALA European Independent Album Of The Year award for her 2016 record ‘Citizen Of Glass’. So, we will never know what would have happened if Danny Brown had won it.

“The title comes from the German concept of the gläserner bürger, the human or glass citizen”, says Obel of her record. “It’s actually a legal term about the level of privacy the individual has in a state, and in health it’s become a term about how much we know about a person’s body or biology or history – if they’re completely made of glass we know everything”.

Commenting on the win, IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith adds: “This year’s shortlist was once again a set of great albums. This year’s deserved winner is a Danish artist, living in Germany and signed to a British label first launched in Belgium. That really sums up the European independent music sector today”.

Ah, collaboration throughout Europe, isn’t that a great thing? Something worth celebrating, maybe. Let’s all celebrate it by triggering Article 50.