27 Best Albums You Didn't Hear in 2013

The best of what flew under the mainstream radar

AlunaGeorge, 'Body Music'
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AlunaGeorge, 'Body Music'

Recently, Britain has produced a lot of electronic soul duos in the tradition of Yaz and Erasure. This one adds some hip-hop to the mix; it's the sound of London after dark. Aluna Francis purs over producer George Reids' smooth-tronic beats and breaks. For maximum nostalgia factor, the group covers Montell Jordan's "The Is How We Do It" like they were taking a swing at an Otis Redding tune.