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Astrid Williamson - Boy For You quantity. In fact, on the latter, she uses the big beat to fashion a hypnotic sway instead of a dancefloor shake and, in the choruses, lets out one of those trademark, ascending, full-mouthed wails, stopping all traffic. We're talking wondrous belting, the kind that freezes. The production crystallizes perfectly behind the flowing, burbling melodies and that voice.
Best of all, these are the songs where the piano's most melancholic chords fit best with the ringing acoustic strum, while pungent, swelling background organ hypnotizes.
It all adds up to a record that at its most average is still marvelous, and at its best is like the most involving film you've seen this year. You say you want substance over style? What would you give for both at once?