After almost 20 years as frontwoman for Magic Dirt, Australian rock icon Adalita Srsen (so cool she long ago did away with that pesky surname) finally releases her first solo album. Fans of her band’s more radio-ready hits might be disappointed by Adalita — its catchiest moment is the first single Hot Air, and that’s an atmospheric near-seven-minute number built around a droning guitar riff. But give it time to sink in and you’ll find plenty to love here; it’s a fitting tribute to deceased Magic Dirt member Dean Turner, who produced the record.

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