BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST: LADYHAWKE
Towards the end of 2008, I happened across the Ladyhawke album - one of those skinny cardboard-sleeved promo CDs often lurking in second hand music shops - for what soon transpired to be the best £1 that I'd spent for a long time.
More than a year on, and that album is still on high rotation chez EG and Paris Is Burning (the song which piqued my interest originally) can still be found charting on my weekly listings. A nicely embellished 2009 tweaking of the track certainly helped, but the whole album was chock full of a retro 80s synth-rock sound which was endlessly attempted during the past decade but rarely wuth such delightful panache.
In short, she wins.