With "Comfort of Strangers," her first record in nearly four years, Beth Orton shakes off any remaining rave dust from her early collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers. The U.K. s

With "Comfort of Strangers," her first record in nearly four years, Beth Orton shakes off any remaining rave dust from her early collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers. The U.K. singer/songwriter instead enlists eclectic indie icon Jim O'Rourke as producer, and the result is a lovely set of pop-flavored neo-folk.

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