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First Listen

NPR icon First Listen: Brody Dalle, 'Diploid Love'

by Katie Presley
Richard Sibbald
The first solo album from the former Distillers singer feels like a time capsule from the '90s — when powerful, not conventionally pretty vocals attained massive mainstream cultural capital.

NPR icon First Listen: Kelis, 'Food'

by Kiana Fitzgerald
Kelis, photo by Laurent Levy

The new album from R&B's resident provocateur is the embodiment of what she has always contended as an artist: that she can't be molded to fit inside one genre.