Anglo For Your Ear: Sugababes’ “Overload”

The original and finest lineup: Mutya, Keisha, Siobhan. They seemed so young, so happy, so united here in 2000. The behind-the-scenes reality was quite different, however; Mutya and Siobhan both made bitter departures in the following years. That said, this is an edgy but low-key piece of girl-pop.

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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