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Doug Brod: “Her success kind of made me feel good in a couple of ways. Chiefly, because it’s such an interesting sound. She’s kind of goth-y, kind of garage-y. It’s kind of a weird amalgam of genres. It wasn’t the kind of record you hear and go ‘Oh wow, this is gonna be a huge success in America.’ But…it’s been a pretty big success in America.”

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Kevin Wicks

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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