UK singer Rumer has been the subject of some pretty lofty comparisons to the likes of Karen Carpenter and Dusty Springfield, and (brace yourselves) they’re completely justified. The songwriting on this gorgeous debut is timeless, and Rumer’s voice is as crystal clear as Carpenter’s in her prime. Listen to songs like the sombre Aretha and the soaring, hymnal Healer and you’ll feel like you’ve known them all your life. Seasons of my Soul has been a sleeper hit in the UK — don’t let it pass you by. An instant classic.

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