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BADI ASSAD/Hatched: How many albums have you encountered in Salvation Army bargain bins in which a jazzbo tries to do the pop standards of the day and it comes out jive? There's always a few artists that know how to find the meat at the core of things that shouldn't appeal to their audience but they do due to the players skill. Assad's new pop standards album brings Skrillex, Hozier, Lorde and more to her Brazilian acoustic guitar audience who will probably be none the wiser until they read the liner notes. An album you certainly won't find in a Salvation Army bargain bin unless the album's owner died and his kids just want to clear out the house ASAP, Assad uses her skills to open the ears delightfully. Check it out.