Kimbra, ‘Vows’ (Warner Bros.)
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Label: Warner Bros.
Kiwi songbird emits offbeat R&B charms sharper than duet dude Gotye; debut LP actually invigorated by Yankee meddling.
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