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Essential Tracks: FKA twigs takes a leap with charismatic 'LP1'
Essential Tracks: FKA twigs takes a leap with charismatic 'LP1'

FKA twigs, "LP1" (Young Turks/XL Recordings) Tahliah Barnett used to be a silent dancer in other artists' pop videos, where she was such a striking presence that the stars sought her out. That same charisma permeates her debut album, "LP1," as FKA twigs. A confident, quietly subversive R&B record equal parts sound and silence, the 10 tracks of obsession suggest futuristic Massive Attack pared to the bone, with many measures of echoed space and many others dotted with beats, bleeps and burps. Released on the label founded by British minimalists the xx, "LP1" confirms a kindred spirit. The first single, "Two Weeks," is the most beguiling, a...

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