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Jessie Ware - "Spotlight" (Singles Going Steady)

With "Spotlight", Jessie Ware delivers a smooth pop masterpiece of driving rhythms, understated vocals, and lyrics of longing and lust.

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Swing Out Sister: Album by Album Guide

Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery guides us through 30 years of the enduring, poly-genre duo's work.

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101 Influences and Inspirations Inform Swing Out Sister's 'Almost Persuaded'

Almost Persuaded is a sweet and luxuriant confection. It conjures the feeling of white-hot days spent sunbathing and lying by the sea, followed by neon-lit nights of romance and intrigue, and it couldn't be more suited to a summer release.

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The Monochrome Set Stay a Very Strange Course on 'Maisieworld'

The indie pop legends' late-period resurgence continues with a strange record seemingly built to please die-hards and slightly confound everyone else.

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Rhye - "Count to Five" (Singles Going Steady)

Soft R&B grooves sneak up on you with subtlety on Rhye's "Count to Five", a low-key jam that isn't too summery but still offers some hope for the end of winter.

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Rhye's 'Blood' Offers Fleshy Pleasures and Not Much More

After Woman reintroduced smooth, raw sexuality to indie pop, Michael Milosh returns five years later with new collaborators and an aim to further explore the sonic territory of his previous work. The same pleasures are there, but they feel more hollow the second time around.

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With Rhye's New Album 'Blood', Mike Milosh Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

Rhye's Blood is slightly rougher around the edges than Woman; it's less polished and precise, with more air in the arrangements. But the music is still strikingly tender.

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