Every so often an album comes along that blends multiple musical genres, thereby placing it in a category all its own.

Every so often an album comes along that blends multiple musical genres, thereby placing it in a category all its own. So it goes with Nikka Costa's U.S. debut, Everybody Got Their Something. This daughter of famed producer/arranger Don Costa first scored success in Europe and Australia. With Everybody Got Their Something, Costa has crafted an album ripe with emotion, attitude, and spirit. Lead single "Like a Feather"—which has already gained ample attention from its inclusion in a Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign—is both loud and smart, equal parts rock'n'roll and hip-hop. The beautiful "So Have I for You" is an uplifting lyrical tour de force. The wickedly infectious title track finds Costa shakin' her groove thing down to funkytown for a disco revival. While Costa can surely rock, she also knows how to slow things down on such emotion-filled ballads as "Nothing" and "Push & Pull," which is also featured on the Blow soundtrack.—RH

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