Anglo For Your Ear: Ed Harcourt’s “She Fell Into My Arms”

With good looks, melodic songwriting, and a Jeff Buckley-esque voice, bigger things were expected out of English singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt when he emerged in 2001. I bet, like the rest of us, he looks at the rise of the far less-talented James Blunt and thinks, “You f**kin’ tosser!” He may not have had a No. 1 hit, but at least he can say to himself, “I’m not James Blunt in any way, shape, or form. Damn, it’s good to be me!”

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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