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Watch: Kate Nash – Foundations

I’ve been listening to Kate Nash’s “Foundations” quite a bit recently. It’s another fine entry in the recent genre of housing-market related tracks (“Life For Rent,” “Everything’s Just Wonderful”). I’m slightly in awe of her accent, too; surely no-one’s Rs are naturally that non-rhotic?

Listening to MIA’s new album, I’ve been wondering what it is I find so creepy (and not in a good way) about her records. Possibly clarified for me slightly by the track “Grapes” which claims to feature Three 6 Mafia but appears to be a version of Nump’s Bay Area hit “I Got Grapes.” Hearing the area where I live incorporated in MIA’s third-world chic is definitely disconcerting. Not that there aren’t some enjoyable tracks; “20 Dollar” and “Paper Planes” are rapidly growing on me, and “Jimmy” is very nice indeed.

In other news, I’m wondering if “Jellyhead” by Crush (which could have been a 90s video war contender if I’d remembered it) is about the difficulties of going out with someone addicted to Temazepam?


  1. Anthony Paul Smith, 8:40 am, August 21, 2007

    I’ve been a bit obsessed with Kate Nash too. It’s a bit juvenile for someone my age in a stable relationship and well into my mid-20’s, but damn it’s good.

  2. Dominic, 6:03 am, August 22, 2007

    but damn it’s good

    You mis-spelled “annoying”.

  3. voyou, 9:46 am, August 22, 2007

    I’m not sure the two are mutually exclusive. Actually, I’m pretty sure they’re mutually constitutive in this case.

  4. Anthony Paul Smith, 3:23 pm, August 22, 2007

    I actually thought Dominic would like it.

  5. Dominic, 8:12 am, August 23, 2007

    Can’t stand mockney in any shape or form.

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