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Singer R. Kelly performs onstage at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
NPR's music critic Ann Powers joins the show to review two new albums.
R. Kelly - Write Me Back
This is R. Kelly's 11th album. According to Ann, it's far different than 'Trapped in the Closet,' and captures '90s R&B, pop and soul.
Jesca Hoop - The House that Jack Built
This is 36-year-old American songstress Jesca Hoop's third album. Critics say she carries a similar sound to Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. Hoop has also had an interesting past, she was a backup singer for Peter Gabriel, and had a job nannying Tom Waits' kids when she was growing up.
Ann Powers, NPR music critic who joins Madeleine every other Tuesday to discuss the latest in music.