I really wasn’t a fan of last year’s irritatingly verbose “Foundations,” and I tried to resist this one. But Kate Nash‘s “Pumpkin Soup,” with its horn sample and adorable “I just want your kiss, boy” chorus, is just too infectious. I’m addicted.
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.