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3. Rumer’s Seasons of My Soul

With a voice that combines the sleepy, dulcet tones of Karen Carpenter and Norah Jones, the Pakistani-born, British-raised Rumer would seem poised for American success. (Sir Elton John and Burt Bacharach are among her vocal supporters.) So why has it taken so long for her debut album, which dropped in the UK in November 2010, to be released stateside? Perhaps Adele‘s fantastic 2011 helped pave the way…

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