On her debut, Kimbra – a.k.a. Gotye's counterpart in "Somebody That I Used to Know" – sounds like New Zealand's answer to Björk. Vows gives R&B a wacky art-rock spin, with a cappella vocal chorales mutating into sumptuous funk pop.

Listen to 'Vows':

RS Live: Kimbra

From The Archives Issue 1158: June 7, 2012