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Emily Haines’s run of good form continues. In the same year as a new Broken Social Scene record, the Metric singer drops her first solo LP in more than a decade. Largely written and recorded at the piano, the singer and her Soft Skeleton entourage spin out deft and layered songs that nod to Julia Holter and Aldous Harding. ‘Statuette’ is a beautiful muted tango; ‘Planets’ is a torch song in shoegaze clothing; and ‘Fatal Gift’ hits the sweet-spot between James Blake and Reflektor-era Arcade Fire.