Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Turntable 4.21.09

Welcome to your Tuesday morning!

Our theme is something completely irresistable...

British Accents!

Let's hop right in, shall we?

First off is "You! Me! Dancing!" by Los Campesinos!. The two-minute instrumental intro is far from dull, it always grabs attention with its impressive cresendo. Gareth Campesinos!'s Wales-accent-laden, high-speed chattering characterizes this track as true Brit Twee Pop.

"Emily Kane" from Art Brut is an obvious choice for our celebration of accents, and again, this song has such a charming and silly tone that only the Grinch could deny its adorability.

Perhaps more conventional but no less cheery is "Keep Singing Out," by Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Sam Duckworth of Essex, England's band is named in pretty much the most awesome way I can imagine; the title comes from the quest notes of an original Batman video game, which stated 'Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.'

Kate Nash is pop music at its most tongue-in-cheek and introspective, without coming off as pretentious. Far from it, "Mouthwash" is a ballad about, above all else, being normal. Somehow, she pulls this off without the paradox of singing about how normal you are on a platinum record.

The best accent ever belongs to Charlie Reid of The Proclaimers on "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles.)" Don't argue with me. I'm right.

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