Beth Orton

For those who have never met her, the general perception of Beth Orton is that she is an embodiment of all the sadness the human spirit can muster. Or at least that’s what comes across on her albums, now numbering at four, hence the nicknames “the comedown queen” and “the queen of heartbreak.” Though Orton’s life is not at all devoid of unhappiness — much like anyone else’s — she assures us that misery is not the defining characteristic.
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