Sade: sexy, soulful, smooth. This is the woman responsible for staging romantic date nights and fulfilling love fantasies. One could even say she's every man's ticket to the bedroom. And it all started with her '80s hit "Smooth Operator." She's since become the most successful solo female artist in British history.
The Fiery Furnaces is brother-sister duo Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger (a deadringer for Patti Smith), purveyors of rather dramatic, playful indie rock that's had a fierce cult following since they debuted in 2003. Their songs and albums, all unruly and anything but straightforward, have culminated in 2009's I'm Going Away (Thrill Jockey) an intensely rhythmic and scaled-down collection of artsy tunes cementing their status as one of the most unpredictable bands out there right now.