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Rhye, 'Woman'
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12. Rhye, 'Woman'

Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Milosh and Danish producer-songwriter Robin Hannibal make up the impossibly chill Jazz-n-B duo Rhye, blending Milosh's androgynous, exceptionally Sade-ish mumble-croon with strings, harps, flutes and free-floating mellowness The result is like a drag show on the S.S. Yacht Rock, but an exceptionally classy one; it's fluff-funk of the first order.

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