"Wait for a Minute"

We can always use another Annie Lennox, can't we? Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus is apparently well up to the task, finding formerly untapped wells of soul on this lovely R&B ziggurat. The production from Frank Ocean collaborator Malay is both supple (old-school drum crack) and spare (squiggly synths). "Just twiddling my thumbs and hoping for the words to rhyme," she sings, easy like Saturday night.

From The Archives Issue 1208: May 8, 2014