Taken by Trees, 'East of Eden' (Rough Trade)

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by Jessica Suarez

Ex-Concretes frontwoman Victoria Bergsman sings as if she never leaves her windowsill, let alone her native land. But this shy Swede (whose voice was the female counterpoint on Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks") recorded her album with local Sufi musicians in Pakistan. They could've overwhelmed her slight coo, but instead the wooden drums and flutes warm the cool, wistful melodies on "Watch the Waves" and "Greyest Love of All." The cover of Animal Collective's "My Girls" (retitled "My Boys") doesn't click as perfectly, suggesting that Brooklyn could be even more inscrutable than south Asia.

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