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By Bill Chenevert
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Iron & Wine

Kiss Each Other Clean

(Warner Brothers)

Sounds Like: Not so hushed and whispery this time, Sam Beam’s honing his voice as a singer, and here he incorporates cool percussion, brass and found sounds.

Free Association: Quiet stoner/makeout tunes, but not as much nap music anymore.

For Fans Of: Sparklehorse x Will Oldham + Nick Drake, beards.

Corinne Bailey Rae

The Love EP

(Capitol/EMI)

Sounds Like: The 31-year-old Leeds, England-born songstress has a lovely voice. Here she covers Prince (poorly), Bob Marley (well!) and Paul McCartney in time for V-day.

Free Association: Girl shoulda left “I Wanna Be Your Lover” alone, Marley’s fine.

For Fans Of: Jill Scott, Roberta Flack, Ms. Badu, commercials.

Edie Brickell

Edie Brickell

(Self Released)

Sounds Like: She and her Now Bohemians gave us “What I Am” in 1988, but her sound’s much different now, adding a lovely, polished pop sensibility to her folksy style

Free Association: No, no, no, no, no hippie chick! One of the best singer-songwriter efforts I’ve heard in some time.

For Fans Of: Sheryl Crow x Suzanne Vega, Liz Phair, Lillith Fair on weed.

Joe D’Amico

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