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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 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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