20 Best Debuts of 2013

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Sky Ferreira, 'Night Time My Time'
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5. Sky Ferreira, 'Night Time My Time'

Ferreira's Eighties-weaned diva pop recalls no-nonsense Nineties alt-rockers like PJ Harvey and Shirley Manson, setting love-wracked disclosures to grungy guitar static, electronic gauze and computer-groove churn. When she sings about her "heavy-metal heart," she's not kidding: The woman works well with machines.

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