Adele is awesome and everything, but if we hear "Rolling in the Deep" one more time, we just might scream. Luckily, there’s a new crop of exciting albums from seriously talented women:
Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts Cast your jazzy-demure assumptions aside. Jones’s new collaboration with superstar producer Danger Mouse is ultra hip and rocking. We’re especially loving the thumping bass line on “Say Goodbye.”
Santigold, Master of My Make-Believe Hip-hop, reggae, pop, punk, synth: There are any number of genres into which this buzzy musician might fall. (Such crossover earned her collabs with folks like Kanye and David Byrne.) Our favorite off the new album: the dancy-dark “Disparate Youth.”
Best Coast, The Only Place This L.A. band’s 2010 debut was heralded for its sunny, surf-garage appeal, and the sophomore follow-up continues in this summer-ready fashion. We've got the catchy title track on repeat.
Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel... Ever since the '90s we’ve been head over heels for this mistress of mood. Her new album doesn’t drop until June, but if the just-released single is any indication, we can expect lots of psychologically poetic goodness.