If rough edges are an integral part of your enjoyment of a band and/or its recordings, you want nothing to do with the music of singer Coco O. and producer Robin Hannibal, who work together under the name Quadron. The Danish duo's sophomore album, Avalanche, is a paragon of smooth and seamless electro-soul, where Hannibal—a studio wizard who is also half of the alt-R&B group Rhye—polishes his computer-assisted funk, jazz, and pop into a gleaming foundation for Coco O.'s rich, expressive vocals. The result is spellbinding; the only disruptions are the first single, "Hey Love," an uptempo anthem that sounds like Amy Winehouse airbrushed into oblivion, and the final track, "Better Off," which features a bubble-piercing verse from Kendrick Lamar. Even K. Dot isn't himself, though; Lamar sounds like he entered the studio with a healthy dose of Hannibal's soulful sedative in his veins. BEN SALMON
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