Ashley Bardhan

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Assisted by producer Dave Sitek, the goth-folk shapeshifter explores a new dimension of her sound, bringing electronic atmospheres and industrial menace to an album about submitting to the unknown.
60
The proudly campy hyperpop singer’s debut is vibrant and ridiculous, for better or worse.
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The 24-year-old alt-pop rapper showcases her newly refined confidence, taking a step toward the pop powerhouse she’s capable of becoming.

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Citing Gwen Stefani and Grimes as influences, the L.A. duo’s heartfelt take on bubblegum is a sensitive sort of bombastic pop that wants you to be sensitive, too.


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