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20 Best Debuts of 2013

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Laura Mvula, 'Sing to the Moon'


Laura Mvula
Courtesy RCA Records
18/20

A conservatory-trained British soul singer who separates herself from Adele Nation (and, franky, raises the stylistic bar on Ms. Adkins) with sheer diversity; Sing to the Moon draws on and smoothly amalgamates jazzy melodies, pop ballads, orchestral doo-wop and smart gospel. There doesn't seem to be anything she can't sing, belt and make her own.

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