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Amy Winehouse: "Back" to the Future

Amy Winehouse Back to Black – 4.5 /5 Narks I first heard English songstress, Amy Winehouse, on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show (where I have found more gems than not), but not because I was interested in her. Ms. Winehouse’s breakthrough single, “You Know I’m No Good”, featured the only and only, Wu Tang […]

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The Kooks: "A Good Thing to Me"

Another great import from the U.K. that I have been listening to lately is The Kooks. They first caught my ear with the catchy single “Naive”. It had some success here in the States on college radio, but were a staple on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show. Their follow-up, “Ooh La”, is just as […]

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Idlewild: Not OutKasts

Another great band I recently heard on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show is Idlewild. Citing influences such as Blur and Nirvana, Idlewild’s sound has found homes on indie rock playlists as well as success on the British pop charts. The band hopes not be confused with the movie/album released by OutKast last summer when […]