Lady Sovereign

Friday

SXSW Records

Lady Sovereign

Jigsaw (Midget)

Sometimes dancing is just dancing. Per Freud and pop music, however, sometimes dancing is something sexier. On Jigsaw, erstwhile Jay-Z protégé Lady Sovereign reaffirms that she's the singular queen bee in the hive of the still-buzzing London grime syndicate. Opening amorously humorous on "Let's Be Mates," she's spitting the tongue-in-who's-cheek pickup, "I'm weird, and you're weird." Lady Sov finds a listener-friendly flow on "So Human," confessional poetry for party people that samples Cure classic "Close to Me," while the title track bounces despite its chorus gibberish ("My heart is like a jigsaw puzzle"). "Bang Bang" embraces an M.I.A. groove to make Fatboy Slim get jiggy. And when it's time for "Food Play," our girl sounds more like OutKast than an outcast. (Fri., Club de Ville, 12mid.)

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