Fall 2014 Music Preview: 20 Albums to Get Excited About

Karen O — Crush Songs (September 9, Cult)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O has diverged into soundtrack territory with her solo work, including songs for Her, Where the Wild Things Are, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and more. This fall, however, she makes her proper solo debut with Crush Songs, a collection of lo-fi bedroom recordings that she recorded between 2006-2007 during a period of intense crushing. These forlorn, tissue-paper-delicate tunes capture the bliss and bummer of getting crushes like it’s breathing.