Anglo For Your Ear: Beth Orton’s “Stolen Car”

Clearly, they spent about a nickel on this video (those roses at the end look like the most expensive thing in the whole clip), but Orton makes up for it in a witty satire of MTV melodrama. And who needs production values with a song this bitter and captivating? Take notes, Kate Nash: this is how you do it. From Orton’s 1999 album, Central Reservation.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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