Best Solo Debut: Amy Reid

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As Chiffon, Amy Reid and Chase O’Hara make slow jamz that wrangle the best production of ‘90s R&B and mix in sounds that make the songs feel like they’ve been beamed back from some distant future. With her first solo album, “hirsute,” Reid tackles some of the same lyrical subjects covered in Chiffon’s music, namely love, sex, and desire, and gives her songs more of a club pulse, while also adding minimalist electronic ornamentations that wouldn’t sound out of place on an album by Radiohead, Autechre, or Travis Scott. And Reid’s singing is as lush as ever, all of which is to say that “hirsute” has some of our favorite elements from Chiffon’s music while also feeling entirely distinctive.

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