Anglo For Your Ear: Suede’s “The Wild Ones”

Suede frontman Brett Anderson‘s stridently nasal voice is a bit of an acquired taste. But he could actually sing…check out 1995′s “The Wild Ones,” which is like a Britpop take on a mournful country-and-western tune. The lyrics are beautiful and poetic, and Anderson’s low register has a Johnny Cash quality that is very expressive. Wonderful song.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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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