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Af­ter a growl­ing punkdub­step de­but, South Lon­don’s King Krule (Archy Mar­shall) fo­cused on lowkey side projects and col­labs (re­port­edly Frank Ocean). The OOZ has zero pop con­ces­sions — not even the night­busy sin­gle Czech One. But it is jazz­ier — like a dis­cor­dant, grungy and beat-rid­dled take on Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. Mar­shall sings of de­pres­sion, ro­man­tic angst and ur­ban malaise. His ab­jec­tion blues is unique, if niche. Still, awk­ward ge­nius is the stuff of cults. /CW

note­wor­thy TRY THIS IF YOU LIKE ... James Blake, Billy Bragg

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