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First Listen

NPR icon First Listen: Karen O, 'Crush Songs'

by Katie Presley
Kevin Winter
The singer's lo-fi solo debut has the earnest immediacy of Kimya Dawson and the ukulele-driven poignancy of Magnetic Fields. But it's powered by a subversive, fearlessly revealed rock 'n' roll heart.

NPR icon First Listen: Death Blues, 'Ensemble'

by Lars Gotrich
Jon Mueller is thinking about death. It sounds like a hammer hitting an acoustic guitar. William Ryan Fritch joins the Volcano Choir drummer for a blown-out, hyper-real orchestra of the self.

NPR icon First Listen: Sean Rowe, 'Madman'

by Will Hermes
photo by Anthony Saint James

Madman shows Rowe mixing his folk and junk-shop rock styles together with new elements: soul, blues, gospel, R&B. The upshot, surprisingly, is his most coherent record yet.