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Imogen Heap
Speak for Yourself (2005)
Electronic Pop

Brit do-it-herself girl is an aural genius, stacking perfect loops and breath-stop vocals in a menagerie that doesn’t forget classical instruments and samples of passing train engines. The 2006 Best-New-Artist nominee started in 1998 but with recent singles Hide and Seek and Headlock is just now getting American attention. It’s deserved, she’s complicated, and I’m mesmerized.