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Favorite Album About The Solar System Of 2010: “Planets” By One Ring Zero

Michael Hearst and his merry crew of songsters somehow figured out how to combines Peter Gabriel-era Genesiswith klezmer, and not make it sound like a huge mistake. Read More

By / December 14, 2010

Planets also won awards for “Most Beautiful Piece of Orchestral Prog Pop,” “The Best Album Featuring Author Rick Moody Singing On,” and “Revenge of the Jewish High School Band Nerds.”

The reason for all these awards?  Because Michael Hearst and his merry crew of songsters somehow figured out how to combine Peter Gabriel-era Genesis with klezmer and a Danny Elfman soundtrack — and not make it sound like a huge mistake.  In a year that saw folks like Sufjan Stevens upping the ante for indie pop, One Ring Zero did what they do best, except a little better than usual.