Fur and Gold by Bat for Lashes
Taking her moody freak folk cues from the likes of Coco Rosie, Bat for Lashes (a.ka. British songwriter Natasha Khan) has released her debut album, Fur and Gold, a haunting collection of late-night concoctions, perfect for pondering the universe, opining about how Radiohead is so over (but thanks for the inspiration Thom!), and dreaming about fallen heroes.
Nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, this collection of hyper-poetic lyrics, harpsicords, swelling piano sounds and a splash of dance-y beats is sure to hit every critical best-of list this year.