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Emeli Sandé is a young Scottish artist who's perched on the (cutting) edge of super-stardom in the U.K. and looks very hip. But her debut is the sound of an older soul, harkening back to an era when the voices were bigger, the R&B was more akin to quiet storm than dance-pop, and the divas were worshipped for the inspirational drama. Pianos and acoustic guitars swoop in and out of slow jams and ballads, bolstered by echoing synths and crisp beats. Sandé belts and whispers about finding -- and surviving -- love with a voice that is, if at times a bit unwieldy, commanding. Don't miss "Daddy."