Recommended by Andrew Gospe
Archy Marshall (aka King Krule) got his first release on an indie label at age 17. It’s a credit to his curiosity as a songwriter that his music since then has deepened in feeling and complexity rather than remain in a state of arrested development, as is sometimes the case with wunderkind artists. He’s embraced the take-it-or-leave-it quality of his voice—somewhere between a croon and a yelp, it’s polarizing but highly expressive—and draws from an increasingly diverse sonic palette of jazz, down-tempo electronica, bossa nova, and hiphop. New album The Ooz is his strongest work to date.