Some other contenders for sound of the summer

Smile, Pt. 2
Lily Allen

"Smile" by Lily Allen is a delightful summer ditty, all 'Uptown Top-Ranking' via 'DubStar' or 'St. Etienne' with a
nice line in spiteful boy-put-downs.

She's the daughter of a seminal UK alternative comedian, Keith Allen (and as such can be claimed rather tenuously as Welsh!) and also lauded as one of the 'MySpace' generation of pop revolutionaries (like the Artic Monkeys, mythologically linked to MySpace as the [grass]root of their sucess)

I'd been meaning to post this for a little while, and as a result I've lost my status as sage of pop, due to Ms. Allen going to No.1 in the UK Charts…

The other contender for sound of the summer (at least in my head) is "We are your friends" by Justice Vs. Simian: nothing particularly original, but nice, deep liquid bass with NewOrder-esque synthtwinkles and shouting over the top. Lovely.

Hopefully I've snuck that in before it goes to No.1…

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