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Solange

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December 3, 2012

As Beyoncé's kid sister, Solange has perhaps had no choice but to work the weird-little-sibling angle, making the Brooklyn scene as a DJ and releasing two albums where she tried on "disco queen" and "R&B kitten" like oversize heels. On this doggedly chill seven-song EP, a collaboration with British songwriter-producer Devonté Hynes, the 26-year-old goes all-in with the hipsters, swathing herself in melancholy synths. It's an awkward pivot: She sounds like a young but oddly listless Madonna on "Losing You," and "Some Things Never Seem to Fucking Work" unravels with a voluminous spoken interlude by Hynes. Surely an assured diva would have rejected that. 

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