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London namechecks, hints of reggae, a high lilting voice: it’s impossible to avoid the Lily Allen comparisons with Rainy Milo.

But the Brit School dropout has a more languorous and reflective style, as shown by the jazzy saxophone blowing suggestively at the fringes of “ ‘Bout You” and the trip-hop revivalism of “Rats”, complete with whispery Tricky-style vocals. Despite the echoes, This Thing of Ours is indeed a thing of hers.

Rainy Milo

This Thing of Ours

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