STRANGE MAGIC

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HOW OUR FA­VORITE POP EC­CENTRICS MEA­SURE UP

WOMEN IN the mu­sic in­dus­try have been play­ing the “weird” card since well be­fore Lady Gaga donned her meat dress (Ste­vie Nicks and Kate Bush come to mind), and for good rea­son! It forces lis­ten­ers to move be­yond the sex ap­peal of the typ­i­cal pop chanteuse and ac­tu­ally hear the songs. Here’s how three of our cur­rent fa­vorites stack up.— chris wil­son

FOR THE CUR­RENT QUEENS OF POP EC­CEN­TRIC­ITY— SIA, FKA TWIGS, AND BJÖRK— THE ARTSY-OD­DBALL ROU­TINE IS MORE THAN JUST A STYLE. IT’S A STRAT­EGY.

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