Fur and Gold
The small but potent cadre of true pop eccentrics — Kate Bush, Björk, Sinéad O’Connor — that periodically cut a swath through the aural oatmeal of their blander peers has found a new member: half-British, half-Pakistani Natasha Khan, a.k.a. Bat for Lashes. At 27, Khan hasn’t achieved the songwriting resonance of her enduring counterparts, but her presence is undeniably bewitching. From the ghostly, Spector-tinged harpsichord rhythms of ”What’s a Girl to Do?” to the haunting Gypsy jangle of ”Trophy,” Fur and Gold is, indeed, gold. A-
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