13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Led by the downtempo outsider's anthem “Here,” the debut from Drake-cosigned singer Alessia Cara is like a club for people who never wanted to join one. Moving effortlessly from bleacher-banging pop (“Seventeen”) to Amy Winehouse–style soul (“Outlaws”) to sparky kiss-offs and vulnerable confessions, Cara—like Lorde—has the rare gift of being able to present the conflicted moods of youth with clarity and poise. She’s the contrarian who manages to bring all the other contrarians together.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Led by the downtempo outsider's anthem “Here,” the debut from Drake-cosigned singer Alessia Cara is like a club for people who never wanted to join one. Moving effortlessly from bleacher-banging pop (“Seventeen”) to Amy Winehouse–style soul (“Outlaws”) to sparky kiss-offs and vulnerable confessions, Cara—like Lorde—has the rare gift of being able to present the conflicted moods of youth with clarity and poise. She’s the contrarian who manages to bring all the other contrarians together.

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