Bat for Lashes, Two Suns [Astralwerks]
Our rating: 3 out of a possible 5
Natasha Khan combines Bjrk's quirkiness with Kate Bush's eeriness. On Two Suns, she shares the mike with her musical alter ego, Pearl, who, unfortunately, is a real downer. This set of lush, mystical songs is captivating enough for a while but ultimately succumbs to Khan's—or is it Pearl's?—excessive doom and gloom. Matt Hendrickson
The music video for "Daniel"